John Crichton Mosaic Floor Lamp with Basket Shade

Clean lines and curved steel create an inspired mid century floor lamp.

Date
1950s
Size
W 68cm, H 157cm


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Description

John Crichton was one of the most talented and progressive New Zealand designers of the mid 20th century. His pioneering work helped define what is now known as Pan Pacific modernism, a locally inspired fusion of Japanese, American and Pacific references combined with a modernist ethic.

Crichton's furniture is rare and sought after as it was generally produced in low quantities by local artisans. This stunning floor lamp with it's impressive basket woven shade is an inspired example of the Pan-Pacific modern style Crichton is loved for. It also features the trademark use of mosaic tiles.

This is a stunning lamp and a rare example of New Zealand design history. It is one of only five examples we are aware of.

NB: This piece is currently not in the gallery. Please get in touch if you wish to view

Condition

Materials: Beautifully crafted from woven cane and tubular steel

Cane: Good vintage condition

Wrought iron: Good original condition

Electrical: Rewired and certified by an electrician

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