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Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • ANGO - Lights that double as art

    Thailand-based ANGO uses unique materials like silk cocoons, rattan, mulberry tree bark, sea kelp polymer and hand-cast polymer in its innovative lighting designs. ANGO designs, develops and manufactures luxury, handcrafted lighting.

     

    The Ango Unit Pendant Light is made of rattan woven in a random weave technique. The hardware is hand-finished stainless steel with copper. The Ango Unit Pendant Light is made of rattan woven in a random weave technique. The hardware is hand-finished stainless steel with copper.

     

    Working at the intersection of design, materials and innovative production processes, each ANGO light has a unique character. The natural materials used produce a beautiful diffused light that fill your space with energy.

     

    The Ango Cherry Moon Pendant Light is made of unprocessed silk cocoons. The Ango Cherry Moon Pendant Light is made of unprocessed silk cocoons.

     

    The Ango Midnight Moon Pendant Light is made of ebony black silk cocoons. The Ango Midnight Moon Pendant Light is made of ebony black silk cocoons.

     

    The Ango Hanging World Pendant Light is rattan shaped into a free-form, natural globe. The Ango Hanging World Pendant Light is rattan shaped into a free-form, natural globe.

     

    The Ango Snow Circle Pendant Light is made of Mulberry Tree bark that is harvested in autumn and then boiled and beaten by hand. The fibers are then hand-sewn to the diffuser frame to create a soft white, unique ceiling light. The Ango Snow Circle Pendant Light is made of Mulberry Tree bark that is harvested in autumn and then boiled and beaten by hand. The fibers are then hand-sewn to the diffuser frame to create a soft white, unique ceiling light.

     

    With originality and sophistication, ANGO creates lighting and light fantasies that are uplifting and unique. ANGO has received many international design awards including several Best Product Awards at Maison et Objet in Paris.

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  • Task Lighting - for the student in your home

    Its hard to think of summer ending and long evenings disappearing into short, dark days. But every year inklings of back to school haunt families around cottage dining tables. Buying a well designed desk lamp is an excellent long-term investment for your young student. Desk lights are now designed with LED technology so they have long life spans that will take your student through to college and beyond, so worth the extra investment.

     

    Under a summer sky this young man works under a Flos Kelvin Desk Lamp. Available as a table, wall or floor lamp, the series of Flos Kelvin Lamps provide direct lighting, with a pantograph arm and an adjustable head. Under a summer sky this young man works under a Flos Kelvin Desk Lamp. Available as a table, wall or floor lamp, the series of Flos Kelvin Lamps provide direct lighting, with a pantograph arm and an adjustable head.

     

    Anything in the physical environment that affects the fit between a person and their work is ergonomic by nature. A good fit includes lighting, which is as important as any other work space tool. In the absence of good light, people will hunch, squint, and frown over their work, without realizing it. By reducing eyestrain and allowing people to maintain healthy posture, proper lighting can improve productivity and reduce tiredness.

     

    Perched beside you, the Knoll Sparrow Desk Lamp brightens your work space. Advanced LED technology produces warm, even illumination and intuitive controls allow you to choose the appropriate light level and easily position the illumination where it is needed without glare. Perched beside you, the Knoll Sparrow Desk Lamp brightens your work space. Advanced LED technology produces warm, even illumination and intuitive controls allow you to choose the appropriate light level and easily position the illumination where it is needed without glare.

     

    Well-designed task lighting have the on-off controls within easy reach of the individual; the individual can also control the projection of the light (to reduce glare on the monitor screen and the surface) and the heat generated isn’t scalding to the touch.

     

    The Knoll Copeland Task Light integrates design dexterity with workplace needs at an affordable price. Efficient use of materials, a pioneering spring mechanism and novel dual-mode head create Copeland's fluid movement and streamlined profile. The Knoll Copeland Task Light integrates design dexterity with workplace needs at an affordable price. Efficient use of materials, a pioneering spring mechanism and novel dual-mode head create Copeland's fluid movement and streamlined profile.

     

    Featuring advanced LED technology, the Humanscale Element 790 LED Light combines aesthetics with unmatched lighting performance. Using only six watts to produce incandescent lighting levels, the Element series boasts a 50,000-hour lifespan—25 years of daily use in a typical 9-to-5 office environment. Featuring advanced LED technology, the Humanscale Element 790 LED Light combines aesthetics with unmatched lighting performance. Using only six watts to produce incandescent lighting levels, the Element series boasts a 50,000-hour lifespan—25 years of daily use in a typical 9-to-5 office environment. Now that is a lot of studying!

     

    Ideally, a task light provides “control within control,” so not only is the on/off switch easy to reach for, but also the amount and position of the light. When available, brightness controls should have a generous range.

     

    The Artemide Tizio Desk lamp was designed by Richard Sapper in 1990 and it became an instant classic. It features adjustable counterbalanced arms and an adjustable head. Available in several size options and LED options. Also available with a floor lamp option. The Artemide Tizio Desk lamp was designed by Richard Sapper in 1990 and it became an instant classic. It features adjustable counterbalanced arms and an adjustable head. Available in several size options and LED options. Also available with a floor lamp option.

     

    Modern Planet.com offers a large variety of beautiful and functional task lights. Find one for your student that brings together ergonomics, energy conservation and long term cost-savings. Let another year begin!

    Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation - always buy original and authentic designs.

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