Pac-Man Ghosts x Carrara Marble = 80s Magic

If the sight of the Pac-Man ghosts doesn’t get your heart rate going ever so slightly, then maybe the music will? It makes my pulse race and my hands get into arcade grip just thinking about it. While we can’t all have the arcade game in our house, perhaps a sophisticated yet cheeky nod to it will do? Designer Chicco Chiari bypassed plastic and any other material you’d associate anything in the 80s with and went straight to Carrara marble when creating this collection of playful ghost lamps called Fantasmini.

Chiari merges the refined nature of marble with the playfulness of everyone’s favorite childhood video game letting light shine through the material creating the perfect ghostly effect. It appears the lights remain a concept but hopefully he’ll consider putting these into production because a little nostalgia never hurt anyone.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.