Designer Peter Bristol came up with the concept of the American Standards Lamp in 2010, in which he had discovered a creative way to make use of standard materials and sizes. It is not yet available to the public for purchase, as he is looking for manufacturing and distributing partnership offers. There is a dual use for this lamp: you can light up your room and simultaneously use the outlet to charge any device of your choice. I would certainly love to have this at my side in my dark room!
In Bristol’s words:
For better or worse, construction materials, methods, and dimensions are quite homogenized in the United States. From the 2×4 wall studs to the cheap light switches, it seems that when building a wall, location is really the only decision left to make. The utilitarian relationship between these standard materials, dimensions, and parts comes together to create a modern icon that is hidden in plain sight. By deriving its character directly from this set of rules, the American Standards Lamp’s is instantly familiar and intuitive to use (for people living among these standards). Flipping on the American Standards Lamp is as routine as unlocking the door. The lamp creates diffused light and provides an accessible extra power outlet.
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What do you think? Would you buy the American Standards Lamp if Bristol managed to distribute it throughout the US? Leave a comment!
[via Peter Bristol]