Herman Miller's Ardea office desk lamp
just won both Gold and Silver honors at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for 2010. IDEA has been around for 30 years, and provides accolades to products that excel in the areas of form, function, packaging, and eco-design, and usefulness. The purpose of the Ardea desk lamps is to be beautiful, functional, and ecologically friendly. It starts with a nature based design that designer Yves Behar indicates as being included by the heron bird. Like the bird, the lamp has an elegant neck with a graceful twist and has a flexible head and based hinge. It is able to be pointed in any direction with easy, and lower and rise at the user's will. The base can be removed, and replaced with a table side clamp as well. Ardea was designed for use mostly in offices, but can really function at work or home based desks where task lighting in necessary. It was further designer to have a low energy consuming bulb. Price for the Herman Miller Adrea desk lamp is $379.
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