John Crichton Black and Rattan Lamp

A rare offering from one of New Zealand's most gifted industrial designers

Date
1950s
Size
ø 16cm, H 38cm


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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 work is rare and sought after as it was generally produced in low quantities by local artisans. This stunning table lamp with it's ebonised cylindrical base and original rattan shade is an inspired example of the Pan-Pacific modern style Crichton is loved for.

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

Condition

Materials: Beautifully crafted from ebonised timber with original shade

Wood Finish: Ebonised timber base In excellent original condition

Shade: Original rattan shade in excellent condition

Electrical: Professionally rewired and certified by an electrician

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