The following pages will attempt to
examine a selection of classic lighting systems. These lights use a variety
of light sources and have been designed to create different effects. They
are all used for specific purposes.
We will discuss ambient light, down
light, uplight, spot light, candle light, task light and occasional light.
We will of course examine 'classic
lighting icons' of the twentieth century and find out which designers
This work may assist you with your
own project work but may also prove to be a useful resource when studying
one aspect of the AS and A level Product Design Course, 'Design In Society'.
The following lights are not in chronological order. Each
week the list below will be updated.
1. The Anglepoise task lamp.
2. The Luxor L-1. Jacob Jacobsen.
3. The Castiglioni brothers. Livio,
Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni.