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Ardea® Personal Light

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Availability:
2 - 3 weeks
Manufacturer:
Herman Miller

The Ardea are the great herons—those elegant birds with the long, infinitely flexible necks. Inspired by these majestic birds, Yves Béhar designed the Ardea personal light to be infinitely adjustable. Its ingenious neck design lets you direct Illumination right where you need it—on paperwork, a keyboard, or a good book. And like the herons, Ardea is kind to the earth.

Louis Sullivan said it; Ardea embodies it. The lamp's fluid aesthetic is a direct result of its mechanical performance. Flexible hinges at the base and head, continuous with the rigid structure, allow infinite direction of the light and significantly expand both the range of motion and light output. The Ardea neck can extend from a task position of 18-1/2 inches to 34-1/2 inches.

It isn't just the neck that makes the lamp so flexible. A range of attachment brackets allow Ardea to be freestanding or clamped to a work surface, or mounted on Action Office panels or Ethospace and Canvas frames and their tool rails. The compact fluorescent bulb has a reflector for even illumination distribution in any position.

Ardea personal light receives gold IDEA award in the Home Living category and silver in the Ecodesign category. 2010

DIMENSIONS
  • Ardea light
    • 8"W x 8"D x 35.5"H (extended)
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MATERIALS

Energy Use - 0.3 amp draw. Light has 13-watt compact fluorescent lamp with 3500° color temperature and has 120-volt magnetic ballast with disconnect plug. Reach - Light extends up to 25", rotates 360°. The light has an 8'6" cord.

ENVIRONMENTAL

Ardea was developed for energy efficiency. The compact mini-fluorescent 13-watt bulb is a low consumer of electricity; it uses about one-fourth the power that an incandescent bulb uses, and it lasts three to four times longer. Ardea is made of 12 percent recycled materials and is 84 percent recyclable at the end of its useful life.

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Designer

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Yves Béhar is a thinker. And one thing he thinks about a lot is the future. You can see it in his designs—from his reflective red-lacquered laptop for Toshiba to his elegant closed-toe Footprints for Birkenstock to his refined Aliph Jawbone Headset for cell phones. "I believe design's purpose is not only to show us the future, but to bring us the future," he states.

The founder of fuseproject ("dedicated to the emotional experience of brands through storytelling"), Béhar has been exploring the design world since his childhood in Switzerland. "In Europe, it is double nature to evaluate objects based on how they work and how they look," he explains.

Béhar grew up in a bicultural home, influenced by his East German mother and Turkish father. "One is functional and modernist and the other, expressive and poetic," he says. "I always try to marry the two in my projects."

For a relatively young designer, he has had a remarkable career. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design, he started out working with high tech Silicon Valley clients such as Apple and Hewlett Packard, eventually gravitating into the sport, apparel, technology, and furniture arenas.

One of the countless magazine articles written about Béhar called him "the multi-disciplinary designer of our time." His long list of awards includes the prestigious National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum, where his work is part of their permanent collection.

In 2004 he had two solo exhibitions, one at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the other at the Musee de Design et D'arts Appliques Contemporains in Lausanne, Switzerland.

"When working with clients, my philosophy is to connect emotionally through ideas and content rather than style," says Béhar. "It's less about this or that aesthetic and more about meaningful conversations where people come to agreement in terms of approach and direction."

His collaboration with Herman Miller came about through one such conversation. An admirer of Charles and Ray Eames, Béhar decided he wanted to do something for the company himself. "Design is very much at the center of Herman Miller's culture," he says. "So one day I just picked up the phone, called them, and said, 'Let's work together.'"

Four years later, Herman Miller introduced his two brilliantly innovative lighting products, Leaf and Ardea.

Given the wide range of products he works on, it would seem that Béhar might have a hard time escaping thoughts of design. Not at all, he says. "I have many outside interests that keep me balanced. For example, I love surfing, windsurfing, and snowboarding. So I spend a lot of time in the natural world, too."

As for his future, Béhar says he's very content designing products for companies who are "looking for departure, change, transformation. I'm continually excited working with people who want to move forward into the future and onto the next generation."

From all indications, this is the man who can take them there.

Care & Maintenance

With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning procedures outlined here.

The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.

Polished Aluminum

For normal cleaning, apply a pre-softened paste wax to polished aluminum components following the manufacturer's instructions. In humid atmospheres near salt water, apply the wax once a month. In other areas, apply wax every three months to maintain the appearance of the aluminum.

Coated Metal

For normal cleaning, wash coated metal surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in detergent and warm water; rinse thoroughly and dry. Remove scuff marks from low-gloss coatings with pre-softened paste wax, following the manufacturer's instructions. Remove scuff marks and scratches from high-gloss coatings using automotive polishing compounds, either liquid or paste. After polishing, apply a pre-softened automotive paste wax to restore original sheen. For assistance in determining the appropriate color and gloss for Herman Miller touch-up paint, contact your Herman Miller Customer Service Representative.

Glass

For normal cleaning, use products specifically designed for glass.

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5 YEAR WARRANTY

What's Covered

Herman Miller's warranty covers everything—including electrical components, casters, pneumatic cylinders, tilts, and all moving mechanisms. It recognizes the changing nature of work and the need for products that can stand up to continuous use. This means that when warranty work is performed in the U.S. and Canada, Herman Miller foots the bill. They promise to stand behind their quality 100 percent. Designed to improve your environment whether it's an office, hospital, school, home, an entire building, or the world at large.

How to Schedule Service

If you need product service or repair, please contact the Herman Miller dealer or retailer. They will be able to make the final determination whether the issue is specifically covered under the warranty and eligible for replacement or repair.

Provisions that apply to all Herman Miller-branded products and services:

Herman Miller, Inc. (“Herman Miller”), 855 East Main Avenue, PO Box 302, Zeeland, Michigan 49464-0302, USA, warrants the products sold by it and its subsidiaries to be free from defects in material and workmanship, regardless of the number of shifts during which the products are used, for the warranty periods specified.This warranty covers the sale of Herman Miller product in all countries. During the applicable warranty period, Herman Miller, as its sole obligation, will repair or replace (at its option) any product, part, or component covered by this warranty and sold after the effective date of this warranty which fails under normal use as a result of a defect in material or workmanship; Herman Miller will repair or replace the aforementioned product, part, or component with a comparable product, part, or component.This warranty extends only to the original purchasers who acquire new product from Herman Miller, its subsidiaries, or its authorized resellers. Any product, part, or component must have been used according to Herman Miller’s published instructions and installed and maintained by a Herman Miller factory-trained technician or an authorized Herman Miller dealer installer. If these requirements are met, warranty coverage will be extended. Any misuse, abuse, or modification to the original product voids the warranty. Herman Miller does not warrant the performance of the product when used in combination with other than original Herman Miller product.The warranty period starts from the date of purchase.This document inclusively describes all of the warranties given and remedies available with respect to the company’s products and services. Herman Miller and its subsidiaries disclaim any other warranty whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise, in relation to the products.

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