When should a design decision start? This is the first question I asked myself when seeing this flying drone lamp by Kazuhiro Yamanaka. For me, this use of drone technology is a bit over-the-top and the project shouldn’t exist.

However, I still get mixed feelings about this. Design and technological research has often proved useful, even if the first design wasn’t the one that proved useful. So maybe we can imagine that Yamanaka’s work could prove useful in the future, for example by adapting the lamp in the medical sector, to give better lighting for doctors.

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Mirko Humbert

Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic designer and the founder of WP Expert.