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Ascent Lamp, 2013

This is a Ascent lamp. It was designed by Daniel Rybakken and made for Luceplan. It is dated 2013. Its medium is lathed, anodized and painted aluminum sheet, technopolymer, polyurethane rubber.

The Ascent lamp consists of a vertical black rod that supports a black, cone-shaped lamp shade. The shade moves up and down the rod on a track to provide a low level of light when positioned near the base or enough ambient light to fill a room when positioned at the top. The user adjusts the light in a manner that is direct, intuitive, and physical.

This object was donated by Luceplan. It is credited Courtesy of Luceplan.

  • Lamp (USA), ca. 1780
  • tin.
  • Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair in memory of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1941-98-38-a,b
  • Shade, Lamp
  • metal.
  • Gift of Lumen Center.
  • 1990-42-13-a,b
  • Lamp, Grease
  • iron.
  • Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair in memory of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1941-98-53

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Lamp
  • Overall: 140 x 43 x 12.4 cm (55 1/8 x 16 15/16 x 4 7/8 in.).
  • Gift of Focus Belysnig.
  • 1982-64-1
  • Drawing, Floor Lamp
  • 37.7 x 31.3 cm (14 7/8 x 12 1/4 in.).
  • Gift of Ellen Gustav Jensen.
  • 1956-47-37

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 65 × 17 cm (25 9/16 × 6 11/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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