Fossil Lamp by Neil Conley

British designer Neil Conley has designed a dimmable table/pendant light.

Fossil is a capsule shaped lamp made of amber glass, that “contains three metal connectors, a filament bulb and a touch sensitive dimmer switch that ‘breathes with you’ whilst you grasp it.” 

“Intended as living museum piece, the lamp is a preservation of Thomas Edison’s first truly reliable filament bulb, invented circa 1880. Resembling a fossil preserved in amber, the lamp demonstrates the transition of the filament from an object of fundamental functionality, to its place today as an icon of design heritage. A representation of the beauty of innovation, the bulb is now retired to a life behind glass, as a true industrial fossil.”

Read more: Neil Conley

Photos: Neil Conley


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