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Floor Lamp

1984.30 (RS115739)

Description

Round base, thin shaft, flexible neck, conical shade

Details

Maker
Bauhaus Metal Workshop (Maker)
Date
1925
Location of origin
Dessau, Germany
Associated Building
Original To Bauhaus Director's House. Original to Gropius House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
iron (metal)
paper (fiber product)
plating (metal coating)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
floor lamps
Iron
iron (metal)
LAMP, FLOOR
Modern
Modern (styles and periods)
paper (fiber product)
Plated
plating (metal coating)
Steel
steel (alloy)
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
40.75 x 23 x 10.375 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1984.30
Credit Line
Bequest of Ise Gropius
GUSN
56351

Comments

unidentified paper Bauhaus floor lamp 56351 #

AvatarPosted by Jan Bonn on March 16, 2012
I have been collecting swedish functionalism from the 1930´s almost twenty years. Regarding paper on the original floor lamp You have, Swedish lamp producers at that special design period very carefully used similar materials in the lamps as those of Bauhaus. If the material is paper, then the shade is parchment.
"A pity" with such fine collection that You never asked the most clever american ever, ; ) , the Brain and Architect Philip Johnson, he met them all, including the chief architect of Stockholm Exhibition 1930, Erik Gunnar Asplund.
Best Regards. Jan Bonn.