360volt, ‘No. 100 Tesla Tripod’, ca. 1960, Chamber
360volt, ‘No. 100 Tesla Tripod’, ca. 1960, Chamber
360volt, ‘No. 100 Tesla Tripod’, ca. 1960, Chamber
360volt, ‘No. 100 Tesla Tripod’, ca. 1960, Chamber
360volt, ‘No. 100 Tesla Tripod’, ca. 1960, Chamber

At the 1893 Chicago World Fair, Nikola Tesla, inventor of modern alternating-current electrical system, used glass tubes to spell out the names of famous scientists in light. With his extraordinary ability to manipulate light, it is fitting that 360volt have named this lamp after the Eastern European futurist and 'mad scientist', who died alone in the New Yorker Hotel in 1943.

The “Tesla Tripod” is formed of found parts from Eastern Europe around the 1950s. As a tribute to Tesla, its adjustable legs and a rotating head allow the user maximum control.

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