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Ardea Personal Light

Designer: Yves Behar
Yves Behar was inspired by the Ardea, the great herons—elegant birds with long, infinitely flexible necks.

He designed the Ardea light to be infinitely adjustable. Its ingenious neck design lets you easily direct Illumination exactly where you need it—on paperwork, a keyboard, or a good book. And like the herons, Ardea is kind in harmony with the earth.

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    Ardea Personal Light

    Infinite Flexibility

    Yves Béhar was inspired by the Ardea, the great herons—elegant birds with long, infinitely flexible necks.

    He designed the Ardea light to be infinitely adjustable. Its ingenious neck design lets you easily direct Illumination exactly where you need it on paperwork, a keyboard, or a good book. And like the herons, Ardea is kind in harmony with the earth.

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    Yves Béhar

    "Focuses on giving the user flexibility and personal control over their lighting experience."

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    • Form Follows Function

      Form Follows Function

      Louis Sullivan said it; Ardea embodies it. Flexible hinges at the base and head are continuous with the rigid structure, allowing for infinite adjustment of the light direction and expanding the range of light output. The Ardea neck can extend from a task position of 18 inches to 34 inches.

    • Put It Where You Want It

      Put It Where You Want It

      A range of attachment brackets allow Ardea to be freestanding, clamped to a work surface, or mounted on panels or rails. The hinges are continuous with the rigid structure, and the aluminum extrusion is twisted in a new, innovative manufacturing process, giving the design stability, as well as a sculptural, organic flow.

    • Even Light

      Even Light

      The compact fluorescent bulb has a reflector for even illumination distribution in any position. The bulb is encased in a mirror reflector, which provides even light distribution, while the lampshade remains cool.

    • Environmentally Enlightened

      Environmentally Enlightened

      Ardea was developed for energy efficiency. The compact mini-fluorescent 13-watt bulb is a low consumer of electricity; it uses about one-fourth the power that an incandescent bulb uses, and it lasts three to four times longer.

    red dot award for Product Design
    2009

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