Cornucopia is the Spanish word to describe a typical wall mirror used in baroque times that reflected the light of a candle, magnifying its brightness. Our lives and our daily rituals have radically changed in the 150 years since the candle was replaced by the Edison light bulb.
Now that the iconic Edison bulb is ceding its crown 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 suitable for the more conscious times we live in.
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 amplified.
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.
Cornucopia Making of
The idea behind the lamp’s design is the direct interpretation of one’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 of how technologies wax and wane as time marches on.
W: 11 cm.
H: 12 cm.
Cable: 150 cm.
Input 220V – Output 12V
Bulb: 24V – 25W (included)
Steel, brass, rubber and glass.
Indicated prices are suggested retail prices in Euro excl. VAT and delivery costs. Prices valid until April 2022.