Look! Craighton Berman's Coil Lamp

Look! Craighton Berman's Coil Lamp

Gregory Han
Dec 8, 2008

Brilliant...simply hit-your-forehead brilliant idea of using something as common and ignored as the electrical cord as both the power source and the materials which shapes the lamp (looks like we have an unplanned/unintentional wrapping theme offerede between the last two posts here on ATLA). We could imagine Craighton Berman releasing a series of additional lamp shapes, or offering a budget DIY set using cardboard and LED rope lighting. More images and details below...

Upon first glance, the familiar shape may lead the viewer to believe that Coil Lamp is merely a stylized table lamp, but upon closer inspection they will discover the entire form is created exclusively from a single electrical extension cord-- a humble, everyday object that appears to defy gravity by maintaining a 3-dimensional form.

In actuality, the extension cord has been wrapped around a laser-cut clear plexiglass form, which both provides structure for Coil Lamp's deceptively minimalist concept, and raises the status of the banal extension cord to the realm of high design.


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