Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Peter Bristol to the rescue!

As some loyal readers of CLI may know, our intern broke her beloved May Day Lamp by Konstantin Grcic (the thing magically dismembered itself), and so we've been on a dutiful lookout for a new cool lamp that can be placed both on a bookshelf, desk or table, yet also able to placed on the floor.  Lucky for us we stumbled upon Peter Bristol's American Standard Lamp.  

Says Peter of his design, "for better or worse, construction materials, methods, and dimensions are quite homogenized in the United States. From the 2×4 wall studs to the cheap light switches, it seems that when building a wall, location is really the only decision left to make. The utilitarian relationship between these standard materials, dimensions, and parts comes together to create a modern icon that is hidden in plain sight. By deriving its character directly from this set of rules, the American Standards Lamp’s is instantly familiar and intuitive to use (for people living among these standards).  Flipping on the American Standards Lamp is as routine as unlocking the door. The lamp creates diffused light and provides an accessible extra power outlet."  

I don't think the lamp is for sale, but I hope it is!  Our poor intern needs a new lamp!  

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