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M I D C E N T U R Y D A N I S H S T Y L E! E X T R E M E L Y R A R E! C I R C A 1 9 5 1 A P P R O X. 3 0 " T A L L x 1 6 " W I D E.ATTRIBUTED TO GRETA GROSSMAN FOR RALPH O. In the late forties iconic architect Marcel Breuer lamented the sad state of modern lighting.
His comments spurred a modern lighting competition and a whole new emphasis was put upon "modern" postwar lighting. Smith of Burbank, CA was one of the few who "got it" and they hired designer Greta Grossman to create modern pieces a cut above the competition. These lamps were some of the finest pieces coming out of California Modern design schools This lamp makes a beautiful statement with its custom ceramic blue-green body fitted on both ends to teak and its metal base. And is the byproduct of a period in which good design was celebrated and quality craftsmanship was expected and delivered.This is one of the sleekest ceramic lamps of the era. The base, teak and ceramic were clearly custom made to fit together in this sleek rocket shaped design. The rocket shape was emblematic of the future and designers were making rocket lamps for'modern furnishing' manufacturers to be placed in the most fashionable interiors all over the world! Smith was all about "modern" lighting and embraced rocket, saucer and "space age" imagery in their lamps. An extremely rare lamp for discerning collectors and decorators!
Some wear to the teak & metal base. Features a 3-way single socket. An imposing Atomic Age addition to your NY Penthouse, London Office or Palm Springs Atomic Modern dwelling! O N L Y T H E F I N E S T F O R Y O U R S T U N N I N G I N T E R I O R S! MID CENTURY MODERN GRETA GROSSMAN LAMP!
RALPH O SMITH ATOMIC 50S" is in sale since Tuesday, July 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps\ Electric\Table Lamps". The seller is "gallery20th" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.