Pair of 1950s-60s Mid Century Modernist, Woven Cocoon Coral and Cream Table Lamps | Panton Era
THE ITEM These chic works of mid-century design are a stunning example of the beloved Space Age Modernist design, Modernist design was made famous by Verner Panton (b. - d. 1926 - d. 1998). Panton is considered one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers, known as a master of shape and colour. Panton created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics, and in vibrant and exotic colours.
The lampshades of this particular pair have been crafted from a Dusty Coral Pink fibre woven into a spherical cocoon, which both gives the lampshades a sharp silhouette and a tactile surface that invites touch. The lamp bases are shaped to the sleek, graduating form, commonly known as the 'Tulip' form.
The signature curves of Panton era design shine through beautifully in these lamps and make an excellent addition to a room featuring Modernist, Retro, or Contemporary decor.
CONDITION Very Good. There is mild use wear to the woven lampshades as well as to the lamp bases that are commensurate with the age of the lamps, please refer to photos as part of the condition report. The electrical plugs are two-pin European fitting and the length of the cable is c. 63" / 160 cm.
MEASUREMENTS Per Lamp - Height: c. 9.4" / 24 cm tall (from base to lampshade rim). Lampshade diameter: c. 5.5" / 14 cm (across lampshade's widest point. Base diameter: c. 4.3" / 11 cm. Unpackaged weight (pair, inc. wiring) c. 0.9 kg / 890 g
NOTES The lamps will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
Murano Mazzega Mid Century Pulegoso Glass, Sculptural Layered Pendant Ceiling Light | 1960s - 70s
THE ITEM This exceptional work of Murano mid-century Modern design is by the Mazzega glassworks. This simple silhouette of this piece is beautifully elegant yet deceptively clean as there is a remarkable amount of detail within the decor of this piece.
The body of composed from clear Pulegoso glass which has the effect of closely striated bubbles and is created from a technique that includes chemicals into the glass melting process. Within the clear glass, there are also undulating bands of teal blue glass that are edged with amber.
The basic form of this piece is a pendant, however, there is an additional ring layered at the top which the chrome fitting secures into. There is also a feature of an internal layer, the base is retracted into inwards and forms a smaller mogul-like sculpture within the dome.
CONDITION Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. There is mild age wear, predominantly at where the cable connects to the rim of the chrome fitting, which is commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. Chrome fitting secures to glass with three screw pins.
MEASUREMENTS Height (including chrome fitting): c. 12" / 30.5 cm. Height (glass only, excluding chrome fitting): c. 9.8" / 25 cm. Diameter: (across widest point): c 12.2" / 31 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 2.9 kg / 2,228 g
NOTES Light will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
Bertil Vallien for (Kosta) Boda, Volcano Series, Iridescent Studio Art Glass Lamp Base, 1980s
This magnificent work of handblown Swedish art glass is by Bertil Vallien (b. 1938 - ), celebrated glass artist, sculptor, ceramist and designer.
This piece is from the collectable 'Volcano' or 'Vulcano' series from the 'Artist Collection'. The Artist Collection concept was introduced by Vallien to give glass artists the freedom for personal, creative expression and to remove the 'mass-produced' feeling. Pieces are limited edition studio works, individual to the artist that created them.
This particular piece is gently freeform and sculptural, substantial, almost boulder-like and is composed of a frosted and iridescent, purple frit-glass giving the closely freckled effect. The iridescence shows of blues, greens and golds.
Embedded in the body are threads and two discs of red which displays a golden sheen. The veined and myriad decor mimics the moments of lava fragments pooling and coloured with a resplendently oiled iridescence.
Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs. There is negligible age wear, predominantly to the chrome lamp fitting and is consistent with the age of the piece - please refer to photos as part of the condition report. The base is engraved with 'BODA 98170 B VALLIEN'. The base is also labelled with the 'KOSTA BODA, SWEDEN' paper label.
Height: c. 12.6" / 32 cm - including lamp fitting, height: c. 7.5" / 19 cm - excluding lamp fitting. Width: c. 8.3" / 21 cm in x depth: 6.9" / 17.5 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 2.4 kg / 2,363 g
Lamp base will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Born 1938, Bertil Vallien was only 15 when he left home, drawn by the allure of the big city. After a series of occasional jobs, as a window-dresser at one of the main department stores in Stockholm, and as an apprentice in his father's decorating firm, Vallien would eventually decide to become an artist which would lead him into the world of ceramics. The guidance he received in his early career included that of Stig Lindberg - one of Sweden's foremost designers of ceramic art and one of the leading designers for Rörstrand in the 1970's.
Today, Vallien is one of the most well-known representatives of 20th century Swedish ceramic and art glass design and is represented at the Swedish National Museum of Art and Design as well as abroad in the Everson Museum of Art of New York.
Valiien's works have only become more collectable over the years with sculptures from his Head and Journey (Boat) series fetching up to $20,000 USD.