Designers Rate: Task Lighting

Designers Rate: Task Lighting
Jul 26, 2011

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Designers Rate: Task Lighting_01

Task Lighting Selections from:

Matt Karner, IIDA
RTKL Associates, Inc.
Washington, D.C.

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This LED task lamp distributes light in an asymmetrical pattern, illuminating the work surface evenly. Add in its turntable base and simplistic profile, and you get a truly minimalistic yet effective task light solution.

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Tolomeo Classic LED table lamp 
A green take on a modern classic, this versatile fixture offers a modern, industrial look, complemented by numerous mounting options. The 10-watt LED array makes it a formidable contender in the environmentally conscious commercial market.

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Fontana Arte
Three Sixty desk lamp
This elegant, sophisticated fixture is well-crafted with a brass structure and sculptural resin parabola. The unique hinge system facilitates 300-degree rotation of the arm and head, placing light wherever it’s needed. It has a dimensional effect. Just lovely!

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Hazel Karsten
Director, Aedas Interiors
Davis Brody Bond Aedas

Designers Rate: Task Lighting_06 Louis Poulsen
The PH 4/3 table lamp 
This iconic piece originally was designed by Poul Henningsen in 1930, with classic handcrafted materials, handblown glass, chrome-plated brass, and sandblasted Bakelite. Based on a logarithmic spiral, it creates a harmonious and glare-free light.
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Tizio LED task light
The award winning Tizio by Richard Sapper has such a unique design. It’s extremely versatile with counterbalanced arms and adjustable head to suit all light conditions. Engineered and sculptural, it works well with all aesthetics.
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The TAB T task light
Designed by E. Barber & J. Osgerby, TAB T sports a dye-cast aluminum frame in chic contemporary colors. The porcelain reflector provides a lovely direct light. It’s the epitome of cool.