Manholes aren’t exactly many people’s favorite objects. So you really wouldn’t expect to consider one as being the cover that stood between you and the light (you can take this either figuratively or literally), right? Well, the Gully Cover Light is out to prove you wrong.
The Gully Cover Light is basically a two-part lighting system. There’s the cover, which resembles the cover for manholes, and the light itself, which is in the same shape.
The Gully Cover Light, which was designed by Chuang Chihong, is a 2011 reddot design concept entry. Chihong explains the concept behind his work: “The design suggests an imaginary space beneath the floor. It gives the impression that there is a refuge underfoot – a place to which we could escape.”