Norm 69 Lamp

 

Let’s do a little comparison to put the price of this Norm 69 Lamp into perspective. The 69-part lamp was inspired by the intricate exterior of the pinecone, and was originally designed in 1969 by Simon Karkov. It takes a little while to assemble, but you won’t need tools or any adhesives. You’ll also need to find a socket and cord, but that shouldn’t be any problem in this day and age. The price? $130.

Now, for the comparison, turn your eyes toward the PH Artichoke Pendant Lamp with its steel frame and 72 copper leaves. The PH was designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958 and made in Denmark by Louis Poulsen. It’s considered to be a classic design, and with that comes a classic design piece price: $10,126.

Is the PH Artichoke made from longer lasting materials? Of course. Is the Norm 69 Lamp incredibly easier on the wallet? Definitely. Depending on your budget, you’ll know which light is right for you, but I think we can all agree it’s nice to see affordable (and non-rip-off) options for certain design classics.
 

Norm 69 Lamp, $130.00
Size: 20h X 20″W
Materials: Plastic
Designer: Simon Karkov
Date: 1969

Available from MoMA Store, 130.00.
 

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