Cornucopia is the Spanish word to describe a typical wall mirror used in baroque times that reflected the light of a candle magnifying it’s brightness.
The idea behind the lamp’s design is the direct interpretation of tone’s interaction with the lamp. It is a contemporary analogy of the simple gesture of lighting a candle. Our lives and our daily rituals radically changed when 150 years ago the candle was replaced by the Edison light bulb, reminding us the expiry time of technologies.
Cornucopia is the first one of the three lamps collection of Alvaro Catalan de Ocon who reduced all their constructive elements to the basic necessary ones to work. The relation between the three lamps is evident and quite entertaining, since they reveal a new interpretation of this daily used element. In this case, the three fundamental pieces are the two poles, the insulator and the bulb acting as the switch button, and together they represent the essence and the shape of the product.
In the same way as the candle was once replaced by the Edison lamp (losing its functional sense but still being used for special occasions), we have looked to give a second life to the Edison Light bulb recalling the physical gesture and ritual that for centuries the candle has required in order to be lighten up.
Now that the iconic Edison lamp is ceding it ́s place to new and more ecological technologies we have chosen to use a low voltage version of this mass-produced masterpiece that consumes very little energy and therefore is still in norm and commercialized.
The Cornucopia lamp is made in signed editions of 100 pieces. As with books, once the present edition is finished we start with the next.
Cable: 150 cm.
Input 220V – Output 12V
Bulb: 24V – 25W (included)
Steel, brass, rubber and glass.