Mr Maria’s latest lamp creation, the Smiley Happy Decor XL lamp is hands down the most joyful lamp out of all. Everyone, no matter what their age, will recognize this well-known face, which has become one of the foundations of pop culture. It can be found on coffee mugs, t-shirts, bumper stickers, and / or as part of the numerous emoticons used in texts or emails. The Smiley brand was, in fact, created by Franklin Loufrani in 1971 via a newspaper promotion which aimed to use the smiley to emphasize good news. It resulted in readers being able to gain some positivity during their day-to- day lives. By way of an exclusive partnership between Mr Maria and the Smiley Company, who holds the trademark, the unique Smiley Happy Decor XL lamp was born.
While the Smiley may just be the most famous icon in the world, it represents more than just an image, company, or something used in our day-to- day lives. It represents morale and an ideology surrounding the power of a smile, which has the ability to transform your life along with those around you. As such, the Smiley Lamp is bounden to brighten up any room, literally and figuratively. The light has a diameter of 43.5 cm, is provided with a dimmable LED light, and weighs 3 kg. The Smiley Happy Decor XL lamp is made out of yellow Polyethylene.
Mr Maria is a Dutch design workshop found in Amsterdam. The workshop was created by Jannes Hak and Lennart Bosker. The company maintains a fun-loving, creative personality and are open to trying new things when it comes to ideas and design. Mr Maria sets out to design bold creations for children, no matter what their age. Their mantra as designers is as follows: “We don’t make products, we create stars!”.