Herman Miller Ardea Personal Light with Freestanding Base designed by Yves Behar
At A Glance: With a nature-inspired design by Yves Behar of Fuse Project, the Ardea personal light is simple, trim and infinitely adjustable. Its compact fluorescent technology is energy efficient. Placed on a side table, end table or home-office desktop, Ardea lets you direct light right where you need it - on paperwork, a keyboard or a good book.
What's To Like: Winner of the Good Design Award in 2009, Ardea looks and feels exotically beautiful - like the elegant heron, the bird that inspired its design. And it's so very easy to adjust the Ardea - the flexible hinges keep it in place just where you need it.
What's Not to Like: The material isn't as refined as leather - you'll never find an outdoor ottoman with leather, so that may not be a drawback for you.
The Bottom Line: The Ardea Personal Light is an elegantly designed, supremely functional desk lamp with a personal touch. Because of its great adaptability and helpful features, you'll feel like it was made just for you, your desk, and your lighting needs.
Neck: extends from 18" to 35.5" high
Base: 7.875" diameter
Even light. the CF bulb is surrounded by a mirror reflector, which ensures even light distribution and a cool lampshade.
Easily adjustable. Flexible hinges at the base and head allow for infinite light adjustment.
Fluid look. Hinges are continuous with the rigid structure.
Energy efficient. Compact mini-fluorescent 13w bulb is low-energy consuming (0.17 amps at 120v).
84 percent recyclable. Developed for minimal environmental impact.
The Herman Miller Ardea Personal Light is also known by the following manufacturer item numbers: Y6460.FR, Y6460.FRBK, Y6460.FR91, Y6460.FRMS, Y6460.FRCD.
Yves Behar Yves Behar has been exploring the design world since his childhood in Switzerland. "In Europe, it is double nature to evaluate objects based on how they work and how they look," he explains. Behar grew up in a bicultural home, influenced by his East German mother and Turkish father. "One is functional and modernist and the other, expressive and poetic," he says. "I always try to marry the two in my projects." For a relatively young designer, he has had a remarkable career. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design, he started out working with high tech Silicon Valley clients such as Apple and Hewlett Packard, eventually gravitating into the sport, apparel, technology and furniture arenas. He has recently applied his penchant for design in desktop lighting for Herman Miller.
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