Having dinner dates and walks under the moonlight are the stuff of romance. Japanese designer Nosigner (Eisuke Tachikawa) and his team now allow you to have them right in your home.

Well not quite, but they offer something strikingly similar, having created an unbelievably realistic moon lamp.

Based on 3D topographical imaging gathered from the Kaguya spacecraft orbiting the moon, the LED-embedded orb looks just like the real thing.

The concept behind the design was inspired by the Supermoon phenomenon – when the full moon is at its closest to earth in orbit – occurring on the 19th of March, 2011 in the aftermath of a catastrophic tsunami that tore through Japan.

Illuminating the sullen hearts of Japan’s people through those depressing times, the Supermoon gave them hope to rebuild what was lost – a light shining in the darkness.

Being a whole lot bigger and brighter in the sky inspired Nosigner to create this lunar module that can land right in the palm of your hand.

The spherical moon lamp provides a soft glow, creating an ambience perfect for a relaxing night at home.





Images sourced and text referenced from Lost At E Minor, Bored Panda and Nosigner‘s website.

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