Do You Love Or Hate This Monkey Lamp?

It's a divisive little bugger.

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There are really only two ways to react to this Seletti monkey light fixture by Lumens. You might say, Cute! Or you might say, Oh dear heavens no please.

The lamp comes in two colors, black and white, and is formed entirely in resin. The level of detail is incredible, as you can make out individual hairs and crevices around the ears and toes—again, that may delight you or may give you the creeps.

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One of the monkey's hands is clasped and thus could be hung on a wall or ledge to accentuate the funky framework of the fixture, while the other hand is constructed to allow both a lightbulb, or the threaded cord of a lightbulb, to dangle through. As shown on product website, the effect could be a monkey holding up a light like it's a torch, or it could dangle below it in a sort of hip Edison-bulb fashion.

Now, where could such a monkey light live in your home? It could be really fun in a kid's room, certainly, especially one with a jungle or circus theme, or perhaps a man cave. The fixture might also be a whimsical, unexpected touch in an otherwise formal living room or sitting room. Your guests might be delighted, or indeed frightened.

As Seletti notes in the description, "the primate has the statuesque quality of a wax sculpture, as if the creature was once very much alive and is now an exhibit in a natural history museum."

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