Lighting Gestalta+lamp

Published on April 15th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker


A bright spark for the Gestalta

John comes up with an ingenious use for the Gestalta figurine. Lovely!

He says, “I saw the Gestalta at Ikea a few weeks ago and wanted to get one, but the wife said ‘There’s no use for it!’ So I came up with a ‘use’ for it. Got a couple of 3W Luxeon LEDs, took the Gestalta apart and wired it up through the limps. I used a Basisk table lamp base, left over from a friend’s other project, to hide the electronic stuff.”

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21 Responses to A bright spark for the Gestalta

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very clever, looks wonderful! I’ve always considered that figurine thing a frivolous item and wondered who’d buy it – this idea is great and something that actually looks sort of cool and unusual~

  2. Annette says:

    *switching smarta..-mode on*

    Actually, these figurines do have a use as they are. They are used by artists to make it easier to draw a human figure in different poses.

    *switching smarta..-mode off*

  3. This is way cool!!! I bought one of the figures for my son who’s an artist…now I’m going to have to make this light for him!

  4. Mari says:

    This is really cool, I’d like to make one for my husband, he does lighting!

  5. fulanito says:

    Great idea, such creativity!

  6. Anonymous says:

    would also be neat as the base for a table lamp.


  7. Anonymous says:

    that’s fantastic. if electricity and i got along at all, i’d be so on top of this project.

  8. Anonymous says:

    You certainly go a long way to prove your wife wrong! :P

  9. Anonymous says:

    Since when do you need a use for a Gestalta?

  10. waywardmedic says:

    Love it, art and functionality all in one.

  11. Anonymous says:


  12. Beautiful! I’ve had some ideas on way to use the Gestalta as well, but nothing like this. Great idea.

  13. Anonymous says:

    could you make a couple for me please?

  14. LIly says:

    So sweet!!
    Can you still move around the arms? I would make a couple of them, painted in different colors, standing in different positions. Thanks for the inspiration, really great!

  15. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE this! You could sell them and I would buy a couple!

  16. Mary and Bob says:

    WOOO!!!!!! That’s awesome!!!!!!

  17. kikuchiyo says:

    Anyway you could post instructions for this?

  18. Anonymous says:

    this is so cool !!!
    i have one like this becuse i used to drow… and now its standing…
    i went one two so i will try to make one ptobobly kill it

  19. Clausewitz says:

    Oi. Parabéns pelo excelente blog. Gostaria de lhe convidar para visitar meu blog e conhecer alguma coisas sobre o Brasil. Abração

  20. Dato5man says:

    The figure still retains full mobility. Have a look at my flicker page

    It’s not hard to make, just a pain ha ha.

    Glad people like it :)

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