Important Design Session 1 /09 December 2007


James Harvey Crate

T-C-3 table lamp
Heifetz Manufacturing Co.
USA, 1951
spun aluminum, enameled aluminum, cork
12 w × 15 d × 25 h in (30 × 38 × 63 cm)

Crate worked as an Industrial Stylist at General Motors. The three legs of this innovative lamp slide in their mount to adjust the angle of the light reflector. The lamp received third prize at the Museum of Modern Art Low Cost lighting competition in 1951.

literature: Arts & Architecture, May 1951, unpaginated

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $13,200

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