Introducing Tape Lamp


We have just sent out our first press release newsletter about Tape Lamp.  
Tape Lamp is the product of creative collaboration between Denis Krylov, Yuri Pitomtsev and Andrei Hakhovich.

First physical prototype of the lamp was created in July 2010 and starting November 2010 we are officially launching sales to the public.

The lamp is completely hand-assembled in San Francisco. We tried create a truly minimalistic object and use two main materials for the lamp - laser cut plexiglass and one hundred micro-cassetes. The bulb type used for the lamp is 40 watt Vida Large G-16.5 Globe. The lamp is UL certified. 

Short Video about Tape Lamp by Oliver Ousterhout

We are happy to share a short video about Tape Lamp, made by San Francisco based videographer Oliver Ousterhout.
The video shows inspiration and makings of Tape Lamp and video interviews with the creators behind this iconic lamp.

To see the full video, please go to
Inspiration section or watch it on Youtube

Tape Lamps Available for Sale in San Francisco Now!

We are excited to announce that our Tape Lamps are available for sale in San Francisco now! Please go to store below to buy the lamp:

Viracocha Store - 
Address: 998 Valencia Street at 21st Street, Phone: (415)-374-7048

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You can find us on Facebook!

We have just launched our Tape Lamp Facebook Fan Page

We’d like to invite you all to follow us on our Facebook page to be in the loop of latest developments regarding Tape Lamp. 
Stay on top of the latest updates, announcements,  retail locations and everything else you need to know about Tape Lamps. We will also feature special discount offers! 

We Have Launched our New Website

Congratulations! Welcome to our brand new Tape Lamp website. This is a perfect place to find out all the details about your favorite lamp. From detailed close-up images to story behind this iconic lamp - everything in one place.
We will also add news articles, retail locations and special promotions to this website, which gives you one more reason to bookmark this website to your favorites list.

New York Times mentions Tape Lamps

Transparent House is happy to announce that our Tape Lamp design was featured in New York Times Magazine (04.25.10) in an article about the comeback and re-invented use of cassette tapes.
"Designers at Transparent House make impressive lamps with repurposed cassettes in a direct “tribute to an object of their ’80s youth”.
To read the full article, please refer to link below: