FILAMENT Laser Sintered Light by JANNE KYTTÄNEN for FOC
Part of the Within4Walls Collection since 2008
Around 1879, Thomas Edison invented a carbon filament that burned for forty hours. Edison placed his filament in an oxygen-less bulb and the resulting incandescent lightbulb became the first commercially successful incandescent lamp. Contrary to popular belief however, Edison did not "invent" the first lightbulb, He evolved his designs for the lightbulb based on the 1875 patent he purchased from inventors Henry Woodward and Matthew Evans.
Janne's elegant Filament SLS design is a modern high-tech celebration of and tribute to these explorers of the 19th Century - creators of the first electrical light bulb made with carbon and tungsten filaments. Their discoveries have inevitably led to new technologies which may one day make their original designs obsolete. Filament's stylish radiance pays graceful homage to our history and to a way of illumination that may soon be a thing of the past.
polyamide (nylon), powder coated steel
13cmH x 16cmØ
22cmW x 12cmD
black/transparent 200cm with dimmer switch
(CE) 240V 50Hz 12V halogen G4 2 x 10W, dimmable
up to 3 weeks