thomas alva edison 1879 oil lamp

posted by the scholar on September 6th, 2007
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.

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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.

via betterlivingthroughdesign


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6 Responses to “thomas alva edison 1879 oil lamp”

  1. technabob Says:

    So I assume that I shouldn’t plug this into an outlet?

  2. the scholar Says:

    nice.

  3. martin Says:

    different and very nice light

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi martin,

    glad you like this – i think it is very clever too!

    thanks you for stopping by! 🙂

  5. mo Says:

    hi, nice websit you shouldtell about hs career and his later years

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