Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Tizio Table Lamp.

The Tizio table lamp was designed in 1972 by Richard Sapper. Sapper claimed that he designed the Tizio lamp because he could not find a work lamp that suited him: "I wanted a small head and long arms; I didn't want to have to clamp the lamp to the desk because it's awkward. And I wanted to be able to move it easily."Sapper experimented with different forms and ideas until he came up with an idea where the actual form would play a part in its function. He redesigned the standard desk lamp and used a sensitive counterweight system so that it was completely adjustable and can be moved into four different directions. It swivels smoothly and can be set in any position. This allows an intense yet small light to shine anywhere needed. The arms of the lamp conduct electricity to the bulb, avoiding any extraneous wires. A halogen bulb is used in this lamp, marking as one of the first uses of this light outside of the automobile industry. The halogen bulb provides a direct light source which can be easily adjusted to the user.
The Monumental Triple Overlay Glass Lamp is similar to the Tizio lamp because of its purpose. It was made in 1865 and used to illuminate the room. It's portable size allows it to be used at a desk as well as the Tizio lamp. However it is not adjustable to your needs like the Tizio.
The Atlanta Life Insurance Company neon sign that hangs on the corner of 4th Avenue North and 17th Street North is dislike the Tizio lamp because of the purpose it was designed for. The neon light is used to attract customers and quickly became a popular fixture in outdoor advertising. Visible even in daylight, people would stop and stare at the first neon signs for hours, dubbed "liquid fire." While neon lighting was used around 1930 in France for general illumination, it was no more energy-efficient than conventional incandescent lighting. Neon lighting came to be used primarily for eye-catching signs and advertisements.

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