This is not about the lamp. It is about the empty square in the middle. The immaterial part, consisting of light.
It represents the idea of “the” square as a spatial concept. In that sense this is about our cognition and how it relates to the world. In other words: our own inside and outside.
Ming lamp / light object by Aldo van den Nieuwelaar. Design 1980, production Boops 2008, made in small numbers. Mint condition