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How to spot the difference between a real and replica Wood Lamp. BRAND Muuto is the only firm licensed to produce the original Wood Lamp designed by Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom of TAF Architects. Anything else is an imitation. TIMBER An authentic Muuto Wood Lamp is made of first class pine. Only the best pieces of timber are selected, free of flaws or any wood tassels. FINISH The timber is treated with white oil giving it a light and protected surface, yet retaining a soft finish - as if it was completely untreated. JOINERY All bolts, screws and joints on the Wood Lamp are emphasized to complement the solid pieces of pine that are glued and assembled by hand. The large wing nuts, used to adjust the angle of the Wood Lamp, are often substituted on replicas with smaller nuts that either require an allen key or spanner for adjusting. CORD The Wood Lamp has a rubber cord currently available in white or green. Some replicas have been spotted with fabric chords. BASE An authentic Wood Lamp has squared corners on the timber base, not rounded. SPECIFICAITONS Height 50cm, width 50cm, base 16cm x 16cm, max wattage 40W. PRICE The Wood Lamp retails for around AUD$298 so it’s no surprise that replicas retail for around the same price. The old adage that designer furniture is too expensive simply doesn’t apply here. There is absolutely no excuse not to buy an authentic Muuto Wood Lamp over a fake.
Published on Jan 30, 2014