A large part of lighting from the Space Age/Mod era was acrylic lighting. This cool lamp was picked up last weekend while Mel and I were traveling around. There are some pieces that you know are designer without even knowing who designed it, and this was one of them.
This lamp is constructed of five (5) hard smokey grey acrylic support arches / legs that mushroom up from the bottom to the top. They form the basic skeleton of the lamp. They are connected to each other by varying sized pliable white plastic strips which together form the shade of the lamp.
They mask the light bulb which is housed inside.
In 1965 the artist Flemming Brylle and industrial designer Preben Jacobsen invented the self assembly/ knock down system in modern lighting. They designed and produced a wide range of designs and spread them all over the world, millions per year. The last years Brylle/Jacobsen designs have been more popular than ever. The simple Scandinavian design make their designs a safe choice within contemporary lighting.
Mel and I came across another cool lamp but we have not been able to substantiate who is the designer. There are no makers marks or any identifying info on this lamp.
This is a cool table lamp and has styling similar to Canadian designer Douglas Ball.
We picked this lamp up the same time we picked up the Flemming Brylle and Preben Jacobsen Acrylic Desk Lamp.
If any of you readers out there know who this was designed by let me know, hopefully I don’t hear IKEA!
I really love these lamps by Brylle & Jacobsen. I’m the happy owner of two table lamps and two for the ceiling.
They are amazingly beautiful and gives this soft light that we Scandinavians love.
Recently they have begun making the ceiling lamps again but the are a far cry from the original Strips.
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I grew up in the 70’s with the geometric acrylic desk lamp with the globe light in the center.
Ours was made in a translucent green.
I’ve looked for this for a few years recent,6, but have not found any info on the creator. I was able to fine one of these, though, in smoked grey.