This table lamp is not only beautiful to look at; it's also really fun to turn on and off. The touch sensor that operates the lamp is fabricated from the clockwork mechanism of an antique pocket watch dating from the 1800s. Simply touch the brass clockwork lightly and watch the large Edison bulb light up. The lamp has three brightness settings: touch it once for a dim glow, twice for a medium glow, and three times for full wattage. The bulb screws into a porcelain socket. The bulb and the clockwork sensor rest atop a handsome handcrafted wood base. The lamp is finished with a retro cloth-covered cord. The lamp measures approximately 5.5" long, 4" wide and 11" high. One large globe-shaped "Edison" filament bulb is included with the lamp.
Luke Hobbs is a Los Angeles-based artist and designer. His handmade lighting and furniture designs evoke an industrial sensibility, and often incorporate vintage, reclaimed and repurposed materials. Hobbs draws inspiration for his pieces from his Mid-West upbringing, and from the long lineage of craftsmen and artisans in his family. Each lamp is handcrafted by Hobbs in his Los Angeles studio.