It all started with a birthday present I made for my wife, a bedside lamp from a vegetable steamer. We were amazed by how good of a lamp it is, being able to open and close and also, because the bulb is off center I allowed it to be rotated so that the light could be aimed at a 360 degrees circle. Plus it created amazing light textures around it and projected them all over the room at night. She could aim it right at her book and let me sleep in the dark.After that we decided to take it seriously and work on designing it as a line of lamps. This is the Micro lamp - the small desk lamp, named so because it looks a bit like an old microphone. We sought and found the perfect steamer for the job, added a tilt that's connected to its rotation so it can be aimed anywhere, added a reflector and a small handle to help with opening and closing and also added a long life energy efficient xenon bulb that gives a warm light color tone. The Micro lamp has a 3/4 sphere base with a metal toggle switch and a short flexible arm, The base and arm are plated with a bright pewter finish. We even filed a patent on the three dimensional aperture shade, wrote an illustrated guide book and designed its packaging.The designer edition is our high end line that includes refined details such as a brushed finish, a black braided cord with a thin white tracer and a pewter plated key handle.Some technicalities:Sizes: Height: up to 10.5"Head Diameter: 5.5" when closed, 9.75" when openBase Diameter: 3", base height: 2.5"* supplied with a low voltage 20W xenon bulb that is twice more efficient in its energy use than a regular incandescent (equivalent to a 40W incandescent) and has a longer life span of 10,000 hours.* All electrical components are UL recognized.* The iris shaped patent pending lamp head can rotate, tilt, open and close as it allows for the central light beam to be aimed in any direction.* Packed in an elegant recycled box, fit for a present.* The lamp is hand made and signed.A few feed backs we got about this lamp:"Last Monday I received with great pleasure my micro Steam light (designer model). I like everything of it; the proportions, the choice of materials and, of course, the light texture...A happy customer,Katerine.""Perfect product and great seller thanks.""I just bought one of your lamps and I love it! Thanks, Lauren""Bought a few as wedding gifts for close friends and one for our home... Makes our living room gorgeous and homey! Keep up the great design and manufacturing work..."