Table Lamp

Designer Walter von Nessen American, born Germany
Manufacturer Nessen Studio, Inc. American

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Walter von Nessen founded Nessen Studios, Inc., in Manhattan’s Murray Hill, in 1927. There he designed and fabricated lighting, such as this 1928 table lamp, the base of which references the jagged edges of the New York cityscape. Von Nessen’s streamlined Art Deco designs quickly gained him favor among many leading architects, who commissioned him to create custom light fixtures for their clients. As one of the first lighting designers, von Nessen’s efficient and streamlined lamps proved very influential to the development of interior design.

Table Lamp, Walter von Nessen (American (born Germany), Berlin 1899–1943 Wiscasset, Maine), Silvered brass; paper

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