by Philippe Starck, 2005

Bedside Gun Chrome by Philippe Starck for the Italian lighting manufacturer Flos is more than a bedside lamp. The table lamp Bedside Gun Chrome is rather an art object and a political statement at the same time. Philippe Starck: “I wanted to create objects that remind us that our wealth is based on the death of others.“

Manufacturer Design lamps by Flos.
Material Aluminium | Chromed
Bulb 1x E27 MAX. 75 WATT
Shipping 4 weeks
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939,50 £

excl. Vat, plus shipping costs

Currently, this version is not in production.

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Bedside Gun chrom table lamp

The inscription of Gun’s lamp stand reflects this political intention. “Happiness is a hot gun” can be read here. Not to mention the inside of the lampshade, on which printed crosses underpin the statement. The lamp base forms the shape of a Beretta handgun standing vertically upwards on the lamp stand. The Italian self-loading pistol, a top seller among handguns, is used under the name M 9 since 1985 by the US Army. In addition to the Beretta, Philippe Starck used the silhouette of the Russian atomatic rifle and machine gun Klaschnikow AK 47 for the Table Gun table lamp and the M16 rifle for the Lounge Gun floor lamp for his sociocritic design that had become a design icon.

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Bei der Tischleuchte Bedside Gun Chrom von Philippe Starck für Flos besteht das Haupt der Leuchte aus einem kegelförmigen Lampenschirm, der direktes Licht liefert. Auf einfache und zugleich elegante Weise wird so das Leuchtmittel zur Seite hin verdeckt. Gleichzeitig tritt das Licht nach oben und unten hin aus und taucht die direkte Umgebung in ein harmonisches Licht- und Schattenspiel. Dabei reflektiert das in weiß (Bedside Gun Chrom) bzw. gold (Bedside Gun Gold) gehaltene Innere des Lampenschirms das Licht, bevor es austritt.

With the table lamp Bedside Gun Chrome by Philippe Starck for Flos, the head of the lamp consists of a conical lampshade that provides direct light. In a simple and elegant way, the light source is concealed to the side. At the same time the light radiates upwards and downwards and immerses the direct environment in a harmonious play of light and shadow. The interior of the lampshade held in white (bedside gun chrome) or gold (bedside gun gold) reflects the light before it exits.

The lampshade is made of plasticized paper, while the lamp base is made of die-cast aluminum and then plated with gold (Bedside Gun Gold) or chrome (Bedside Gun Chrome). The cable is equipped with an electronic dimmer, which makes the lights of the Guns collection infinitely dimmable.

Whether reading light, mood light or noble and expressive accent on bedside table and sideboard – the Bedside Gun chrome table lamp by Italian lighting manufacturer Flos can be used in addition to the bedroom in all other living areas. Finished with chrome – as here – or alternatively covered with 18 carat gold, the Bedside Gun lamp by Flos wants to stand out.

The Bedside Gun Chrome is available for two different light sources: on the one hand for the conventional lamp up to 70 watts with E27 socket and a light temperature of 2.700 Kelvin (warm white). On the other hand with 8 Watt LED, each with a light temperature of 2.700 Kelvin or 3.000 Kelvin (both warm white). A round base gives the Bedside Gun Chrome table lamp by Flos a secure footing. Here at the side is also the cable connection, which supplies the Table Gun Chrome with energy.

Flos claims to provide 20 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the Guns Lighting collection to the non-profit organization “Frères de Hommes Europe”, which provides humanitarian aid in crisis areas, notably in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The lights of the Guns collection are political statements and art that denounce both, war and arms trafficking and the associated predatory greed. As such, Guns are permanently exhibited in the museum of contemporary art “Center George Pompidou” in Paris.

Bedside Gun Chrome, the table lamp by Flos from the Guns lighting series, goes back to the design of Philippe Starck from the year 2005. Thanks to its striking and engaging silhouette, the 42.6 cm high table lamp Bedside Gun Chrome looks like a progressive light object, a statement for bedside tables and sideboards. In the TAGWERC Design STORE you get the table lamp Bedside Gun Chrome as well as all lamps of the Guns collection by Flos as licensed originals with authenticity guarantee. In the Philippe Starck collection at TAGWERC, you will also find the Guns lights as Table Gun table lamp and Lounge Gun floor lamp.

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  • Lampshade
  • Material
  • Colour
  • Lampshade
  • Lamp base
  • Material
  • Colour
  • Special feature
  • .
  • Paper
  • matt white
  • Plastic-coated
  • .
  • Diecast aluminium
  • Silver
  • chromed


  • Height
  • Diameter
  • Cable length
  • Cable colour
  • Cord switch
  • 42.60 cm
  • 23.60 cm
  • 150 cm
  • Black
  • Yes / Steplessly Dimmer


  • Base socket
  • Max. Power
  • Finish
  • Bulb included
  • E27
  • 1x MAX. 75 WATT
  • Opal / White
  • No

The Bedside Gun table lamp was designed by
Philippe Starck

Portrait of designer Philippe Starck.
The designer Philippe Starck holds an Ara table lamp in his hand on the left and right.
The young designer Philippe Starck.
Original Verliebt. Design objects by Philippe Starck in the TAGWERC Design STORE.

Philippe Starck is one of the most extraordinary designer of the late 20th / early 21st century. His designs outline the style of ‚New Design'. The native Frenchman works as an architect and product designer. Homes, furniture, lamps and things of everyday use bear the signature of Philippe Starck as well as motorcycles and ships.

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