Monday, October 13, 2008

Tizio Lamp : Space

“From a formal point of view, the Tizio lamp was revolutionary. Black, angled, minimalist, and mysterious, the lamp achieved its real commercial success in the early 1980s, when its sleek look met the Wall Street boom”, states MoMA Highlights. Richard Sapper designed this work lamp because he couldn't find a work lamp that suited him. Sapper said, “I wanted a small head and long arms; I didn't want to have to clamp the lamp to the desk because its awkward. And I wanted to be able to move it easily.” The halogen bulb used in this lamp is one of the first uses of this type of light outside the automobile industry. It is adjustable to the user by giving the option of two light intensities. The bulb is fed through the arm from a transformer concealed in the base. In 1972 the use of arms to conduct electricity was a new idea seen in only a few other lamps.
A successful architect comes home from a long day in the office but knows he has to design two more room layouts for his sustainable hotel. He goes into his minimalistic office and turns on his Tizio lamp. Illuminating his desk this will be his source of light throughout the night and into morning. It's sleek design takes up little space allowing the architect to be able to spread out his work. The adjustable arm of the lamp can be manipulated into almost any position, allowing the user to direct the light source exactly where it is needed most.

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