Important 20th Century Design /04 December 2005


Peter Pfisterer

floor lamp
Mutual-Sunset Lamp Co.
USA, 1940s
11 w × 19 d × 67 h in (28 × 48 × 170 cm)

This rare floor lamp was awarded first prize at the 1941 Organic Design Competition for its ingenious design. The lamp consists of two horizontal rotating arms, each holding rotating shades, which create several different lighting configurations.

literature: Organic Design in Home Furnishings: The Museum of Modern Art New York, Noyes, pg. 37

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $11,400

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