King Edison pendant lamp by
Young & Battaglia for Mineheart


King Edison pendant lamp by Young and Battaglia for Mineheart

New York 2013: designers Young & Battaglia debuted a glass pendant lamp with a tiny chandelier inside for design brand Mineheart at ICCF last month.

A miniature brass chandelier sits within a hand-blown glass shade that is shaped like a light bulb but with an open bottom. Minute candles set on two tiers each give off a small glow.

King Edison pendant lamp by Young and Battaglia for Mineheart

Designed with chrome fittings, the lamp hangs from the ceiling on a two-metre-long braided cable. A longer cable can be supplied on request. The King Edison lamp is named after Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb, and references regal chandeliers.

Young & Battaglia have also designed wallpaper to turn any room into an Italian palazzo for Mineheart. Dezeen's most recent stories about lamps include a chalice-shaped set with concrete bases and terracotta table lights with conical shades.

King Edison pendant lamp by Young and Battaglia for Mineheart

Other products launched in New York included a tap by Philippe Starck that uses half the water of a regular faucet and an elongated chair with a faceted back. We travelled to New York design week for our Dezeen and MINI World Tour. Watch Stephen Burks give a tour of the city's High Line park here and see all our coverage of the event here.

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  • Love the tongue-in-cheek chandelier-in-a-bulb element. Young & Battaglia are so good at that. I also love the homage they pay to Ingo Maurer’s “Bulb”. It’s always fun to “see” the inspiration behind a piece and this is one is a fantastic reinvention of a classic fixture – using the classic chandelier as its reinterpretation.

    So many ways to dissect the creativity, so many ways to love the piece (hey, a chandelier you don’t have to dust!), so many ways to say awesome.

  • What fun! And reminiscent of Moooi’s Light Shade Shade which was a modern wonder.