From the mind of Dutch architect Luc Merx comes a dramatic and ominous work known as the “fall of the damned” lampshade. From a distance it appears to be an organic and complicated textured ornament. Upon closer examination, what is exhibited is a mass of individual naked bodies fussed together in agonizing beauty. One might suggest the lampshade is a representation of the fall of man descending down and collecting in hell. When lit, the faces of each naked figure can be seen as horror and despair. It’s as if Merx knows something we don’t in that this piece can be very intense to take in when closely examined. Mix in both beauty with a splash of religious context and you have a lampshade that’s more than meets the eye.