Golden Gate Bridge Furniture Co.

Limited Edition Artisan Furniture Crafted from Repurposed Steel off

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Introducing the New Task Lamp Design!

Back in September we posted a Sneak Peek on the pieces of original Golden Gate Bridge steel that Richard was going to use in a new Task Lamp design. He wanted to utilize some of the smaller pieces that were left over from the sections of historic handrail after crafting the larger designs. Many of these pieces had wonderful weathered details that Richard wanted to showcase in the new design, but he was not quite sure how to incorporate them into a larger item. So he worked with a local welding artist, and a lighting designer, to help take his vision and create a prototype that showcased and utilized these smaller, weathered pieces. After working through a few different shapes and styles, Richard is happy to finally introduce the new Task Lamp:


Task Lamp Front                                         Task Lamp Back

The lamp shade is a small section of channel-beam that runs along the base of the handrail. It was sliced with a band saw and fanned out to give a unique and abstract reference to the larger design of the original handrail itself. To further carry on this reference, the base reflects the same parallel rail look using additional weathered pieces of this same channel-beam welded together to create a stable platform. The post that comes up from the base to hold the shade incorporates new steel that replicates the design of the posts used for the street lights on the Golden Gate Bridge itself.


Task Lamp Shade Detail                                         Task Lamp Base Detail

One of the things Richard also wanted to use in this new Task Lamp design was low wattage LED lighting. The light fixture itself is a 6.3 watt, 410 lumens LED with a 3,000K white color temperature that is equivalent to a 35 watt halogen bulb.

The new design weighs in at 7 pounds, with a height of 17 inches and a footprint of 6 by 4 inches.

The Task Lamp has a limited production run of 390.  As with all our designs, each Task Lamp is numbered and comes with a Letter of Authenticity.

Golden Gate Bridge Furniture Co.
446 Old County Road, Pacifica, CA 94044 - 415.661.6263 - -