Silhouette Lamp Embodies the Familiar Form of the Incandescent Bulb

 - Nov 12, 2013
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At once, the Silhouette Lamp is both quite standard-looking and quite contemporary in appearance. This delightful light fixture emulates the recognizable shape of the incandescent lightbulb ( establishing its function), yet it does not actually feature the light globe that you might expect.

Mark Parsons' piece copies the contours of the Edison-esque source of illumination with material that outlines a bulbous void. The inside of the enclosed curves has been fitted with LED lights continuously that emit a nice bright glow. The base of the Silhouette Lamp has been developed such that it can be fitted as a pendant lamp, as a wall lamp, or simply placed upon a surface as a table lamp. A single button switches it on, establishing this as quite a minimalist and iconic device.