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Lamp Designs and the history and progression throughout the centuries of times past.

Lamps have been in existence since the Stone Age when our ancestors used hollow rocks to place burning moss soaked with animal fat.

When man has learned to manipulate his environment, these early crude lamp designs later developed to include such materials as shells, clay, glass, iron, pewter, brass, and bronze.

Lighting design became involved in the development of pottery and metalwork.

Along with the improvement in design, fuels used also changed over time. From crude animal sources like whale and fish, to petroleum products like turpentine, alcohol, paraffin, and kerosene, until the time of the inexpensive and clean electricity, the lamp has come a long way indeed.

There are three simple truths about lamp designs that we should know.

Lamp Designs - An Interesting History

lamp designsFirst of all, lamp designs developed as much out of necessity and function as aesthetics.

Inevitably, as resources and fuels changed, innovations in wicking and draft protection took place as well.

Aesthetics in fuel tank and the need for smoke reduction dictated the saucer and spout design of 18th-century Betty Lamps.

In addition, the development of the lamp oil gave rise to hurricane lamps' bulbous bottoms, the decorative metal wicking mechanics, and the delicate half-hourglass shaped glass chimneys.

Secondly, modern lamp designs are by the same token as much about form as they are about function.

The dawning of electricity and improvement in bulb technology has produced seemingly never-ending possibilities for design and use.

Today's lamp designs can be demure and serious, cool and funky, or just simple and functional.

So whether you are conventional and old-fashioned, far out and funky, or somewhere in between, there is a lamp design to fit your every want, need and fancy.

For instance, being a traditional person that you are, if you want to give a historical feel to an area in your home, you may choose to decorate with an antique glass lamp.

There are different types of antique glass lamps in practically each style you could think of including depression glass, leaded glass, slag glass, stained glass lamps, oil lamps, chandeliers, wall sconces, table lamps and floor lamps.

Any of these pieces will beyond doubt give your home a character abound by the uniqueness of the multiple lamp designs.

Lastly, there is more to a lamp than just a convenient way to lighten up a room.

Since time immemorial lamps have been used to set tone and mood. They have also been utilized as symbols in religious rites and ceremonies.

As human intellect and culture progressed, humans commemorate the significance of lamp designs in the fields of art and literature by using them as symbol and metaphors for intellectual enlightenment and human advancement.

Now we can say that this is truly a bright idea, lamp designs as a creative art form.

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