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Symbolic Lighting Fixtures

Edison Light Mimics the Iconic Look of the Original Incandescent Bulb

— November 5, 2013 — Art & Design
Simultaneously modern and retro, the Edison Light is a fresh take on the antique incandescent lightbulb. You will observe a contemporary Plumen light source that is certainly a product of the 21st century, yet it has been encased in a transparent glass globe to mimic the 19th century electrical device.

Damien Urvoy's design playfully associates the glowing loops with an old filament, encasing them in a bulb. The base of the table lamp is a cylindrical wooden block that's partially covered by this clear cap as well; meanwhile, the cord of the fixture is coiled around spool-like indentation of the middle to store excess cable. This red wire adds a colorful and functionally adaptive feature to the Edison Light, bringing a vintage gadget up to date with for the modern interior.
Trend Themes
1. Retro-modern Lighting - Opportunity to create lighting fixtures that combine vintage design elements with modern technology.
2. Transparent Encasement - Opportunity to encase contemporary light sources in transparent globes for a nostalgic look.
3. Functionally Adaptive Fixtures - Opportunity to incorporate functional and adaptable features into lighting fixtures.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - Opportunity for interior designers to incorporate retro-modern lighting fixtures into their designs.
2. Lighting Manufacturing - Opportunity for lighting manufacturers to produce transparent encasements for contemporary light sources.
3. Home Decor - Opportunity for home decor retailers to offer functionally adaptive lighting fixtures with vintage-inspired designs.
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