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    Posted 9 years ago

    pickrknows
    (385 items)

    Picked up this funky looking light from my neighbor who was going to take it( with a load of other stuff) to the scrap yard.
    He was glad to see me have an interest in it, as he said he would get likely less than a quarter for it.
    Ima gonna call it my luigi-light for now, in honor of my friendly neighbor!!

    I am hoping one of you MCM experts here can give me your input/advice on it, and if it's something you might want, just ask!
    I would like to know any info as to age/ designer/ maker/ value, etc..

    BTW, the bulbs that came with it are all the newer cflbulbs, energy efficient, and the tri-light functioning switch still works too!!
    Might look better with hidden smaller bulbs, but that's just my opinion!
    Thank-you,
    Bern

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    1. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 9 years ago
      It's super cool.
    2. BigTex BigTex, 9 years ago
      It's shag-a-delic, baby! Love it
    3. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Thank-you DrFluffy and BigTex! Shagadelic fer shore!! Ya Baby!!
    4. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Thanks Phil! these are tri-lights , and are kinda starting to grow on me! They go with nothing I have at home, but they look super shiek here at the firehall!!
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      I agree with everything Phil has said. They are super hip and quite cool. Excellent save.
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      'GEORGE KOCVACS' TRY THAT DESIGNER:) and good luck.
    7. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Thank-you AmberRose, way too cool to see getting scrapped!
      Now to find a home for it!
    8. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the comment Eye! My thoughts where "50's-60's on this, which is defined well here,
      Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. The term, employed as a style descriptor as early as the mid-1950s, was reaffirmed in 1983 by Cara Greenberg in the title of her book, Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s (Random House), celebrating the style that is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement.
      I have seen versions of this described as Sputnik also, which was launched in '57,
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MID-CENTURY-CHROME-BALL-SPUTNIK-ERA-TABLE-LAMP-PAIR-WOW-/310691135479
      , so thats why I am asking if it's MCM or not, but based on my research, it does fall into that broad category.
    9. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Thank-you Sean, not really seeing anything similar in George Kovacs work to this, but I'll keep checkin'!!
    10. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 9 years ago
      I now need one of these too...
    11. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Here's another one,
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-mid-century-modern-chrome-Sputnik-space-age-atomic-balls-table-lamp-/221294701387
      Thanks DrFluffy, want me to put it in the showcase and send C.O.D.??Lol!!
      Only be 'bout a milliyondolla to get there muwahhhaaa!!!!
    12. auntiesioux, 9 years ago
      Have you considered re-searching Charles and Ray Eames' designs? Your "sputnik" lamp has many of the design features of their combined genius.
    13. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the lead sioux, I did look under Eames, but nothing exact, but in the style of maybe?
    14. auntiesioux, 9 years ago
      Glad you check them out. Hopefully you do NOT find anything exactly the same. Many of their pieces were one of a kind. If I remember they were in Southern California. They (Charles and Ray) also were well known for their furniture.
    15. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Thanks again sioux!
    16. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      Looks pretty good there Bernie, nice save from the junk man
    17. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Thank-you Kerry, it's kinda growing on me, the more I look at it the better I like it!
    18. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Thank-you vetraio, DrFluffy, Phil, Mike, Amber, Sean geo, Eye, walk, sara,
      aldo, brattjd, Kerry, Tom, czechman, Perry, Mani, and peteeone for the "loves"!!
      Cheers!!
    19. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Thank-you gargoyle, Sean, and petey for the "love" on this!
      Cheers :)
    20. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Thank you fenwiki for the "love"!!
      Cheers!!
    21. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Thank you Frankiefig for the "love"!!
      Merry Christmas!
    22. pops52 pops52, 9 years ago
      What a unique lamp! Love it!
    23. lampaddict lampaddict, 7 years ago
      When I google 70's lamps there are a lot of these. Seen quite a few at that time in stores.

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