The lamp, designed by J.P. Meulendijks Design Studio for plankton, is a tribute to the universal art of hand shadows; making shadows on the wall using your hands to create birds, rabbits and other figures. Playing with light and hand shadows is a centuries old past time long before electric light was invented.
“Bird in Hand” plays with this concept: All of the hands are positioned to look like a flock of birds, flying out in circles. The shadows cast on the wall looks like birds. This results in a very expressive, dynamic and striking looking lamp, with layers of humor and poetry hidden in the design.