This sconce uses ubiquitous materials and forms to play along the convergence of fluid and energy that we pump into our lives every day. The path of electricity is equated to that of a fluid, such as water or gas, as it 'flows' through a pipe, controlled by a spigot valve. This commonly used conceptual model is brought to a fitting conclusion as electricity is finally manifest as light and the form of a typical A19 bulb becomes a water droplet emerging from the spigot end. In an attempt to stretch this analogy, the control is built with a small buffer. As the handle is turned there is a momentary delay before the LED in the bulb reacts, much like the brief building of pressure in a household faucet.
Variations on this theme have been explored by numerous designers and this example is hardly the first. But this is not meant to serve as any sort of warning or commentary on resource waste or conservation. Such an argument made through such a form would be trite at best. Instead, this is simply an exploration of form and meaning.