Porca Miseria is a hanging lamp design by Ingo Maurer. It is an explosion of broken dishes, in which rays of light escape through the shards of porcelain. “We produce it in a limited number — we do only 10 a year. Believe it or not, it takes four people almost five days. We buy porcelain plates at a regular shop. First, we smash them: I have one, I drop it; or I take a hammer to it. It looks very much at random — and it is, maybe 50 or 60 percent. The rest is in a way constructed: There’s a bit of calculation of how big I want to have the piece I want to use.” – Ingo Maurer.