“Banker’s lamps are one of the earliest kinds of electric lamps. They were made as early as the 1800s. Typically produced of a solid brass base and a green glass shade and functioned as accent or task lighting. Originally they were used by bankers, who worked long hours, looking at small numbers. They needed extra light on their desk to make their job a little easier. “Goldman”, named after an investment banking firm, designed as a step in the evolution of this traditional lamp, Injected with high technology and slick lines.” Ron Gilad
With subtlety and wit, Gilad’s Goldman desk light is a play on the traditional Bankers light. Although modernized, there are unmistakable and immediately recognizable traditional elements. In lieu of the traditional pull-chain as the switch, Goldman has a touch dimmer on/off switch integrated in the base of the fitting. The materials used and the LED and dimming technology really bring this light to contemporary times.