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Celebrating the bulb: Lamp No.2 by Andrew Mitchell

As LED lighting is becoming more prevalent and incandescent bulbs are becoming more of a rarity, it would seem that the design world is experiencing a wave of nostalgia for the old-fashioned kind. This new clear glass lamp design by British designer Andrew Mitchell celebrates the humble bulb by housing it within a glass shade, much like a museum exhibit.

The design of Lamp No.2 deliberately puts the bulb center stage

Although the lamp provides a perfect showcase for the iconic incandescent bulb design, the design is non-prescriptive, so any bulb can be screwed into place, including new, less attractive energy efficient designs. Blown at a scientific glass blowing factory, the simple glass shade is suspended on a plain wire support, the weight of the glass keeping it locked in place.

For more information contact Andrew via his website andrewmitchelldesign.co.uk

About the designer: Industrial designer Andrew Mitchell graduated with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Industrial Design and Technology from Loughborough University in 2009. His work has included projects for Nokia design UK and DCA Design international; the UK’s leading product design consultancy.

Posted September 21st, 2012 by Ali Morris


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