ardea® personal light

ardea® personal light

ardea® personal light

Design Yves Behar, 2010
Made by Herman Miller®

The Ardea are the great herons-those elegant birds with the long, infinitely flexible necks. Inspired by these majestic birds, Yves Béhar designed the Ardea personal light to be infinitely adjustable. Its ingenious neck design lets you direct Illumination right where you need it-on paperwork, a keyboard, or a good book. And like the herons, Ardea is kind to the earth.

Louis Sullivan said it; Ardea embodies it. The lamp's fluid aesthetic is a direct result of its mechanical performance. Flexible hinges at the base and head, continuous with the rigid structure, allow infinite direction of the light and significantly expand both the range of motion and light output. The Ardea neck can extend from a task position of 18.5" to 34.5".

San Francisco designer Yves Béhar, of fuseproject, wanted the Ardea personal light to both reflect nature and have a minimal impact on it. The compact mini-fluorescent 13-watt bulb is a low consumer of electricity. It uses about one-fourth the electricity that an incandescent bulb and lasts three to four times longer. Ardea is made of 12% recycled materials and is up to 84% recyclable at the end of its useful life. It is available in four finish options.

35.5" h | base: 7.8" dia. | .75" thick | cord: 102" L

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Yves Behar

Yves Behar is a thinker. And one thing he thinks about a lot is the future. You can see it in his designs--from his reflective red-lacquered laptop for Toshiba to his elegant closed-toe Footprints for Birkenstock to his refined Aliph Jawbone Headset for cell phones. "I believe design's purpose is not only to show us the future, but to bring us the future," he states.
Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him. By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.
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