Child Studio’s globe-shaped lamps appear to be frozen in time – caught in the midst of sliding down colored and lacquered ash bases.

According to the designers, the In the Shadow of a Man collection draws inspiration from European surrealist paintings and experimental theater.

"The ambiguous scale and striking silhouettes of the pieces give them an architectural quality," says Child Studio. "The project invites the viewer to pause and to reflect on their perception of time within the physical environment."

Colored and lacquered ash is used for the bases, which resemble rounded podiums and supports. Each base features a different finish. Some show the grain of the wood and others are polished to a high gloss.

The collection will be shown at Milan design week April 4-8.