This sophisticated reading lamp draws a mere five watts of energy and delivers an intense, warm and pleasing light for an average duration of some 50,000 hours (2,000 hours is the average for a normal halogen bulb). Adding to the energy-efficient capabilities, the Mix Task Lamp (2005), winner of the Compasso d'Oro in 2008, uses LED chip-on-board technology, which allows the user to adjust the color of the light from warm to cool by sliding a screen located on the underside of the head. When the lamp is switched off, the profile of the lamp head is illuminated with a blue light, making it easy to find in the dark. A sleek, flexible stem extends from the satisfying S-curve base and provides the utility of directing the light where needed. Bulb (included): 5W LED. UL Listed. Made in Italy.
Flexible aluminum stem; anodized aluminum and injection-molded methacrylate head; bent and enameled sheet metal base.
H 28.5" SHADE DIAMETER 5" BASE W 4" D 6.5" CORD L 8"
Alberto Meda represents the fusion of art and science, reason and imagination, technical innovation and formal virtuosity that characterizes the best of Italian design. He is among the young designers whose individual talents became visible as early as the 1970's and have continued to grow through the end of the century, making design a force that affects every aspect of modern life. Meda's contemporaries include Mattheo Thun, Ron Arad, Philippe Starck, none of whom can be contained within a single movement or aesthetic. At the same time, all have blurred the boundaries between technology and art.
Meda first studied mechanical engineering at the Politecnio di Milano, graduating in 1969. Only a few years later, he was appointed Technical Director for the design-oriented manufacturer, Kartell. In 1979, Meda made the decision to pursue independent work as a designer and engineer, and became a consultant to Alfa Romeo and Italtel Telematica. In 1983, he began teaching industrial technology at the Domus Academy, one of the most prestigious schools of design in Europe. Read more >