Modern + Contemporary Design /28 March 2006


Lester Geis

table lamp, model T-5-G
Heifetz Manufacturing Co.
USA, 1951
enameled metal, brass
14 w × 14½ d × 22½ h in (36 × 37 × 57 cm)

These four lamps were award-winning designs in the influential 1951 Low Cost Lighting Competition put on by the Museum of Modern Art and Heifetz manufacturing Company. A testament to the ingenuity of the lamps’ designers and the competition jury, the forms and materials utilized in these examples forecast the styles that dominated 1950s design.

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,400

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