The only thing I made in college that I am super pumped about still is a one man show that I wrote, directed, and performed based on the lifecycle of a fictional serial killer. It was an attempt to challenge myself and also make a performance piece that would scare the shit out of people. Anyway, there isn’t really a tactile anything to show for that performance with the exception of a few slides and some old props. If only I had chosen an educational interest that could serve me better now! Venice based artist and designer David Kitz doesn’t have that problem, though. While at school in UCLA he started making a prototype for a product that he designed. He made the L-Lamp, a very simple and clean lighting tool that would look great in any Los Angeles home.
The lamp is a small, sleek L shaped lighting unit. It’s ceramic with porcelain detailing and comes with a carbon filament light bulb. They have a braided cord and rotary brightness switch to help you monitor it’s intensity. It has a slightly vintage feel, evoking that of Edison bulbs and mid-century design. It’s a basic design that would perfectly light up your office or bedside–and it was all thought up while Kitz was in school!
Kitz says in his statement that lamps are made to celebrate the aesthetics of the pieces that go into the L-Lamp. “Whereas many lamps are designed to conceal their mounting apparatuses, sockets, and lightbulbs through the use of lamp shades and casings, the L-Lamp puts these parts on full display,” he explains. “Ultimately, each lamp is designed to be as visually interesting while not in use (which is how many lamps spend most of their lives) as while in use.”
We totally dig the L-Lamp and would love to have one around our apartment. It’s a new classic, if you ask us. You can pick up the L-Lamp from David’s website here. You can even pick up extra bulbs for the lamp on the site, too.
Shout out to Ben Usen for calling this to our attention.