filed under: design, glass, home accessories
the folks over at germany’s opossum design have created the tae 1879, a sculptural oil lamp, as a tribute to thomas alva edison and the year he invented the electric light. i am admiring the wit, and the way the bulb seems to float so delicately within the glass hurricane cylinder.
when asked for an opinion about electricity in the late 1800’s, edison is believed to have said, “we will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.” at the price of us $485, his comment is wholly appropriate, even today!
purchase it at vivre.