Coil Lamp

A work made of 100’ extension cord, cfl light bulb, 2 laser-cut frames, 1 adapter.

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  • A work made of 100’ extension cord, cfl light bulb, 2 laser-cut frames, 1 adapter.

Date:

2009

Artist:

Craighton Berman
American, born 1979

About this artwork

Chicago-based Craighton Berman combines product design, illustration, and graphic design to direct
attention toward the everyday objects and tasks that structure our lives. For Coil Lamp, Berman reduced the familiar table lamp to its essential form by wrapping a hundred-foot extension cord around a laser-cut clear acrylic base that virtually disappears from view. Berman made the version seen here by hand, but the lamps can also be purchased as a do-it-yourself kit that users coil themselves.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Craighton Berman

Title

Coil Lamp

Date

2009

Medium

100’ extension cord, CFL light bulb, 2 laser-cut frames, 1 adapter

Dimensions

43 x 28 x 28 cm (16 15/16 x 11 x 11 in.)

Credit Line

Funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2011.749

Extended information about this artwork

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