Identify this floor lamp?
November 10, 2010 2:34 PM   Subscribe

I just saw this floor lamp at a local antique shop, and it looks very familiar. Is this a well-known design, or is it just that my grandparents had a version of it in there home somewhere?

Pardon the bad photograph. The lamp is attached by a simple clamp to the stem, which is about four feet tall; there are four short legs made of the same tubing as the stem connected to what looks like small pewter base. There are obvious identifying marks except for a three-digit stamp on the inside of the bulb-housing.

As a follow-up, is there a good online encyclopedia or archive of classic design items? It was really hard to google this and not just find stores selling things that are still in production.
posted by cmyr to Home & Garden (1 answer total)
Since nobody's answered this:

I saw a lamp sort of like this in Nomadic furniture. That book shows a vaguely similar lamp made by Joe Columbo. It also shows you how to make similar lamps using stuff from the local hardware store.

Your example looks way too rough/generic to qualify as a collectable per se: It's pretty 70's-riffic. Architronic lets you search by appearance, so you can find a collectable that causes the same reaction, or maybe look at some of the other stuff of Columbo's carried by O-Luce.
posted by Orb2069 at 6:03 PM on December 2, 2010

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