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Shining Light on the Past

----- May 4th, 2009 -----

In 1879 Thomas Edison invented the first incandescent light bulb. 130 year later its industrial, minimalist design has been reintroduced with a modern twist.  Check out these fabulous lights that merge old and new.

Pottery Barn- Edison Chandelier

The Edison Chandelier from Pottery Barn is inspired by turn-of –the-century designs from the likes of Adolf Loos. This fixture has simplified the chandelier concept, reducing it to its basic elements but elevating it with an incredible design. It is suitable for any style home and reasonably priced at $399.00.

Michele Varian – Edison Lamp

The simple Edison by Michele Varian almost completely mimics the original Edison creation, but the modern addition of the glass exterior light cover makes it safer for home use. Priced at $175, this lamp easily doubles as a bedside light and an art piece. If you are in NYC, Varian’s flagship store at 35 Crosby Street is a must-see.

House of Antique Hardware

One of our favorite sources, House of Antique Hardware has a wide selection of appropriate bulbs for your Edison-style fixture.  Pay them a visit to complete the funky, modernized look.

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