Airswitch Az

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Acquired in 2006 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Azumi, Shin
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
FWK
credit
Given by Mathmos
date_end
2005-12-31
date_start
2005-01-01
date_text
2005 (designed) 2006 (manufactured)
descriptive_line
'Airswitch Az' lamp base and shade, designed by Shin Azumi in 2005, manufactured by Mathmos in 2006.
dimensions
[lamp shade] Height: 100 mm, Diameter: 210 mm [lamp base] Height: 480 mm, Diameter: 250 mm
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exhibition_history
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historical_context_note
The Airswitch Az has been exhibited at Crafts Council Jerwood Prize (2004), Skin II at the Vitra Design Museum (2006), was a finalist in the Design Week Awards (Furniture) in 2005, winner of House and Garden's Magazine Design Classic award in 2005 and was shown at the V&A in 2005 in Design Classic showcase.
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id
101048
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last_checked
2014-08-30T02:24:21.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T02:24:21.000Z
latitude
54.313919
location
In Storage
longitude
-2.23218
marks
materials
Glass
materials_techniques
Sandblasted mouth-blown glass
museum_number
W.9:1, 2-2006
museum_number_token
w92006
object_number
O129317
object_type
Lamp
on_display
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original_price
physical_description
Sandblasted mouth blown glass shade with internal lighting mechanism controlled by proximity detector.
place
Great Britain
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public_access_description
This is one of a group of lights made by Mathmos and given to the V&A Museum in 2006. Mathmos frequently commissions designs from progressive young designers, and develops innovative technologies for its products. The form of the Airswitch Az lamp was designed by Shin Azumi in 2005. Similar to the smaller Airswitch Tc lamp (Museum No W.7&8-2006), the mechanics of the lamp use technology that was developed by the Mathmos Design Studio in 2004. The user can control the light level by the position of their hand. Passing a hand vertically over the lamp bowl turns the light on or off. Raising or lowering a hand above the bowl makes the light brighter or dimmer. Infra red sensors inside the lamp pick up the movement. The lamp won a Design Classic Award from House and Gardens magazine following its exhibition in the Design Classic showcase, held at the V&A in 2005.
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rights
2
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slug
airswitch-az-lamp-azumi-shin
sys_updated
2013-09-11T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Airswitch Az
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2005
year_start
2005