Saturday, June 20, 2009
Galvanized Beauty: The KOZO Lamps
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THESE LAMPS REMIND ME OF A TINKERER’S INVENTION DONE MAYBE 50 YEARS AGO. CLUNKY AND AWKWARD— these are exactly the qualities that make these pipe lamps so charming. The lamps, which sell for $169-$229, are handmade by Design2009 studio. The KOZO series lighting is made of galvanized iron parts, a “Cool Tap” light switch (developed by Design2009), and can use either a standard light bulb or a halogen light bulb.
From KOZO: “The unique, functional lights are designed for a wide range of indoor home environments. The KOZO parts come from around the world and each bares the trademarks of its origin country. The materials are left raw and alive, with little authentic rust at the joints and the marks from hand tools that were used in the assembly process. KOZO products are handmade and assembled by us at the studio.”