This lamp is unidentifiable and completely lacking in any documentation. Although it dates from the 1950s, a period in which we have little interest, the lamp sparked enough curiosity for us to want to own it. The overall shape of the lamp is reminiscent of Streamline Moderne style of architecture in the 1930s. Indeed the configuration of the lamp is based around a tall vertical element and a curved horizontal deflector with openings that evoke portholes. The deflector conceals a Perspex tube housing the bulb and brings to mind a funnel. On the contrary the painted wooden base has a strong resemblance to Hans Arp’s free forms in the 1950s. Lastly, the colour combination is striking. The base is turquoise blue and the deflector is mustard yellow with flocking. A small additional peculiarity, the bottom is covered with wool tartan.
Width 18,5 cm
Depth 15 cm