THE DESIGN SOLUTION
Lighting the way
More than 4 years of engineering and design development resulted in the LEAF, a new LED task light that combines innovation, sustainable design, and the application of new technologies. The LEAF lamp is an advanced LED task light that creates an entirely new lighting experience. It is the first lighting product that offers users the choice between a warm mood light and a cooler work light. It is remarkably energy efficient, using 40% less energy than an equivalent compact fluorescent. It offers a distinctive sculptural aluminum body; specialized engineering that makes it cool to the touch, and a universal touch interface.
Ardea: The Next Generation
The LEAF was such a success both internationally and domestically that it was closely followed by the Ardea light, another personal task light, employing the same green principles, and a design reminiscent of
LEAF, but at a lower cost. The Ardea’s light head flex-joint innovation gives the user flexibility and personal control over their lighting experience. With Ardea’s fabric sheathed joints, the range of motion and light output is expanded significantly. With an emphasis on low-energy consumption, green design, and extreme motion possibilities, Ardea is an innovative mid-price entry. Beyond designing the LEAF and the Ardea lights themselves, fuseproject developed the brand strategy, product, logo, packaging and art direction of the new lighting direction for the company. By completely integrating a full-scale branding program with the task light design itself, fuseproject was able to make Herman Miller an immediate player in the task lighting industry.