Table Lamp

Designer Donald Deskey American
Manufacturer Deskey-Vollmer, Inc. American

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Donald Deskey was a pioneer in the professionalization and growth of industrial design in the United States during the 1930s. From his first designs for department store window displays to his sumptuous furnishings for the interiors of Radio City Music Hall, Deskey designed many of the icons that define an American modern style. With its sharp zig-zag profile and its mirror polished chrome, this lamp distills into a compact and punchy object the essence of Deskey’s talent for design. The lamp is the very embodiment of the sleek, machined aesthetics of industrial design’s rise during the fast-paced, style-driven interwar period.

Table Lamp, Donald Deskey (American, Blue Earth, Minnesota 1894–1989 Vero Beach, Florida), Chrome-plated metal, glass, plastic cable

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