The 'Make The Switch' Collection takes the opportunity to highlight some famous and some less famous names in the field of engineering, an often overlooked discipline.
It comprises switched lamps made with unique 'found' switches and controllers, built into varnished wooden bases and lit with high quality LED's.
"One of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history"; "one of the 19th century engineering giants"; and "one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution" - it's hard to overestimate the impact Brunel had on the infrastructure of modern Britain and the world at large.
His greatest achievement is the Great Western Railway, which operates to this day.
da Vinci, was good at a few things - painting, architecture, science, mathematics, engineering, invention, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. The usual. His engineering concepts were unfathomable at the time - flying machines, a type of armoured fighting vehicle, concentrated solar power, an adding machine, and the double hull. Few of which were feasible then, but which are central to how we live today.
The greatest of all the classical engineers, Archimedes has influenced for all time the fields of maths, physics, engineering and astronomy.
Though little is known about the precise details of his life, what he invented and discovered is not in doubt - the screw pump and compound pulleys can be attributed to him. The island of Syracuse, where he lived all his life, were also protected by various defense mechanisms of his design.
Steve Wozniak, along with Steve Jobs, pioneered the 1970s personal computer revolution.
'The Woz' single handedly developed the Apple I, and was arguably the main component in the development of the truly revolutionary Apple II - he did the programming, Jobs did the case it came in and ran the business.