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Retro Dual-Purpose Lighting

West Elm's Wood Block Bulb Lamp Revives a Past Era Aesthetic

— July 17, 2014 — Art & Design
This Wood Block Bulb Lamp from design retailer West Elm features a dual-purpose design that is retro-themed. The compact lighting fixture can be displayed on one's night table or work station and comes complete with a built-in bow that is perfect for displaying jewelry, keys and other small items.

The illuminator features a bare bulb that is enclosed in antiqued brass and set atop a solid base that is made from natural mango. Embracing minimalism, West Elm's Wood Block Bulb Lamp is perfect for decorators with a flair for 60s design styles.

This piece measures 4.7" in width by 8.7" in length and 1.75" in height. Each of the table lamps is made in India and ensures longevity and quality for its users.
Trend Themes
1. Retro-inspired Lighting - Designing modern lighting fixtures with a nod to the past offers an opportunity to tap into consumers' nostalgia while providing contemporary functionality.
2. Dual-purpose Design - The incorporation of additional features or functionality in a lighting fixture can increase its appeal and versatility, providing an opportunity for differentiation in the market.
3. Minimalist Design - Designing lighting fixtures with simple, clean lines and minimalistic features can appeal to consumers seeking a modern, uncluttered aesthetic.
Industry Implications
1. Home Decor - Incorporating unique and functional lighting fixtures in home decor can offer differentiation and a competitive edge in the home decor market.
2. Jewelry Accessories - Designing lighting fixtures that incorporate built-in features such as jewelry displays offers opportunities for companies to enter or diversify in the jewelry accessories market.
3. Manufacturing - Manufacturing and producing simple, minimalist design lighting fixtures can provide a potential for innovation and differentiation in the market.
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