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  • We've been looking for a lighting solution to our new kitchen for many months. We wanted something colorful, that catches the eye and tells a story itself. We didn't want to spend a fortune on designer products, and hated the stock lamps we could find in big stores. We have installed a huge paper Christmas star as a temporary solution and had it for a long time.

    One day my wife sent me an email - this is how we communicate the most, since I work in the office all day while she is at home with our baby son - and quoted a link of a recent art exhibition in Budapest. A group of well known contemporary artists were asked to create their own interpretations of old factory lamps, plain white aluminum ones that used to be the only light sources for big construction halls in the 1980's. I have seen projects like this before, and as usual, the result was very diverse and interesting. Every artist added their own imagination and style to the plain old lamps transforming them to unique art pieces.

    Our favorite one was created by Attila Stark, a local street art celebrity who successfully made it from the streets to international art galleries. Since I happen to know him - I made a long interview with him as we visited an urban art festival in Austria together in 2008 - I started to think about asking him to re-create his submission to the original art contest - just for us. I was thrilled when he said yes. The same day I called him, I found myself purchasing the ugliest kitchen lamp ever in IKEA. Two weeks later we finally had our long desired kitchen lamp installed: colorful, something that catches the eye, and tells a story itself.
    Thanks, Attila for making a dream come true!!
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