american standards light

seattle-based designer peter bristol has created the 'american standard lamp', a luminous critique of the 'american standard' 
in architectural and design materials and methods. the homogenized nature of construction materials within the united states 
leaves very little to the influence of the designer when the functions of these standards are necessary for the completion of a project. 
the utilitarian relationship between the dimensions and parts of these standard construction materials are joined in this design. 
the rectangular lamp is comprised of an american standard light switch and power outlet and cord; 
its shape echos that of the standard materials decorating its exterior. to use, one must simply flip the light switch 
in order to produce a diffused light. additionally, the exterior boasts a spare power outlet.

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