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PULL by Jordan Cammarata

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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Jordan Cammarata, an Industrial Design student at Philadelphia University, ┬árecently earned top honors with his PULL lamp (above), winning the 2009 Collab Student Design Competition. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Collab winner was announced during last week’s Marcel Wanders opening at the Museum.

As Cammarata explains it, the PULL lamp is a contemporary interpretation of Harvey Hubbell‘s pull chain socket, patented in 1896. By pulling the chain (also the stand), the light glows from the pull chain itself. The off-center position of the pull chain, inspired by its natural orientation, is counterintuitive to the casual observer. Inspired by Wanders’ work, PULL embodies the creative use of materials and unconventional style so characteristic of the award-winning Dutch designer’s work.

*image courtesy of Jordan Cammarata