A Seat With An Edge
This stool is a prototype made by French designer Patrick Naggar, who trained as an architect at the École des Beaux-Arts and places architecture at the center of his design practice in order to experiment with forms and structures. Naggar also trained in urban studies and his approach to design brings together the functional and...
Blue-purple toned long cylindrical shaft, with knurled grip section, topped by narrow tulip-shaped head with clear lens. Removeable circular cap at end unscrews to reveal battery housing; spare bulb stored in cap.
Although now familiar tools used during power outages and camping trips, personal flashlights were revolutionary in the early twentieth century. The invention of the dry cell battery in 1896 enabled the first non-combustible lighting devices, allowing for safer handheld options than kerosene and oil lamps, candles, and torches, or other instruments previously powered by liquid...