Airswitch Tc

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Acquired in 2006 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Two Create
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
FWK
credit
Given by Mathmos
date_end
2004-12-31
date_start
2004-01-01
date_text
2004 (designed) 2006 (manufactured)
descriptive_line
'Airswitch Tc' lamp with blue glass filter, designed by Two Create (Lucy Nunn and Tobie Snowdowne) in 2004, manufactured by Mathmos in 2006.
dimensions
Height: 235 mm, Diameter: 390 mm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
The Airswitch Tc light (although not this particular example) has been exhibited at the V&A exhibition Touch Me (2004), Skin II at the Vitra Design Museum (2006) and Gift of the Year (Contemporary Home Accessory) (2005)
historical_significance
history_note
id
101049
label
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
Acid etched mouth-blown glass
museum_number
W.7:1, 2-2006
museum_number_token
w72006
object_number
O129233
object_type
Lamp
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Acid etched mouth blown glass lamp shade, lighting mechanism controlled by proximity detector.
place
Great Britain
primary_image_id
production_note
Reason For Production: Retail
production_type
Mass produced
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 Airswitch Tc lamp 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 is sold with coloured glass inserts which rest within the bowl and can be changed as desired. This particular example is accompanied by a blue glass insert.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
slug
airswitch-tc-lamp-two-create
sys_updated
2013-09-11T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Airswitch Tc
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2004
year_start
2004