ON/OFF is not operated by the usual switch on the electric wire, but by a movement of the hand which moves it into its two positions of balance. It can be placed on a table, bedside-table or floor.
If dropped or knocked it does not break, because it is made of soft thermoplastic. It is advised for the childrens bedroom because when turned off, its green light is easy to find in the dark. Since 1994 ON/OFF has been part of the Design Collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.