Modern + Contemporary Design /25 March 2007


Peter Pfisterer

floor lamp
USA, c. 1940
enameled steel, nickel-plated steel, nickel-plated brass
33½ w × 11 d × 67½ h in (85 × 28 × 171 cm)

This form won first prize in the seminal Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition for the infinite number of positions the lighting sources can be directed. Few examples of this lamp are known, each is composed of different metals and finishes.

literature: Organic Design in Home Furnishings, Noyes, pg. 37

estimate: $20,000–30,000

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