Maybe Steve, our French-speaking publisher here at Gearfuse could better answer the question, “Why the fuck do French designers always have to do things bass ackwards? Does it make them feel more ‘artsy?’ Do your berets block your eyesight? Too much wine perhaps?'”
The “WTF, Not What I Thought” Lamp, designed by John Nouanesing, surprises the unsuspecting switch-flicker by illuminating the lamp stand rather than emitting a glow from beneath the shade. Very smart, Frenchy. Blind us, why don’t you. I guess that way it’s harder for us to aim our guns at your back as you run away. I’ll be waiting for your answer, Steve.