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Flame Lamps by Gitta Gschwendtner

Gitta Gschwendtner has designed a series of ten lamps that use low-energy candle-effect bulbs.

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Each lamp features a bulb set in a different material that is traditionally burned to create light and heat such as coal, oil or timber.

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The series was created for Ten, an exhibition about sustainable design held at 100% Design in London last week (the Ten website has not been updated yet and currently shows last year's exhibition).

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The exhibition organisers asked ten designers to each create ten products for the show.

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Here is some info from Gschwendtner:

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Gitta Gschwendtner

Flame Lamps

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It is really obvious that we all ought to use energy-saving bulbs. Nonetheless, retailers and the general public are reluctant to make the simple switch. I believe that people are unaware of how compatible new compact fluorescents are. In fact, they are attractive in their own right.

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I have designed a collection of ten lights that showcase energy efficient candle bulbs. The ‘Flame Lamps’ are a play on the type of electric lights designed to mimic a sense of cosiness and tradition with their electric flame. The different lamp bodies hint at the burning of resources.

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