Mid Century Teak Table Lamp in the Style of Adrian Pearsall

Mid Century Teak Table Lamp in the Style of Adrian Pearsall.

Mid Century Teak Table Lamp in the Style of Adrian Pearsall


PRESENTING a GORGEOUS Monumental Mid Century Teak Table Lamp in the Style of Adrian Pearsall.

Solid teak base with 3 angled and curved arms reaching a teak ‘crown’ and bronzed central column.

Not marked ……… but definitely in the style of Adrian Pearsall…if not by him..

REAL QUALITY table lamp……………VERY IMPRESSIVE and IMPOSING….the design is magnificent Danish inspired design.

From circa 1960-70.

The lamp has a single bulb. The switch is incorporated in the base..

Knob finial.

No shade ……… we have decided to let the new owner pick their own shade. We think a modern Drum Shade would look best.

Fully working condition.

HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE and DECORATIVE PIECE!!

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Adrian Mount Pearsall was born in Trumansburg New York. As a young man he went to the University of Illinois and studied Architectural Engineering. He graduated in 1950. He was also a keen sailor but what he is most noted for is his contribution to mid century modern furniture design.

Adrian Pearsall founded Craft Associates in Pennsylvania in 1952 to manufacture his own designs. By the late 1950's his designs incorporating walnut became hugely popular and cemented Pearsall as a Designer to be reckoned with. He had great flair as a designer and was brave and modern in his approach. No doubt his Architectural background influenced this. His designs were considered to be part of the 'Atomic Age' design at the time and are now icons of this design period.

He sold the company in 1968 to the Lane Furniture Company. Pearsall went on to form another company whilst Lane got into difficulties with the brand. By the late 1970's, following a slump in sales, Lane closed Craft Associates for good.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Pearsall

Additional Link: http://adrianpearsall.com/


Mid-century modern is a term that describes mid–20th century developments in interior, product, and graphic 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.

The Mid-Century modern movement in the U.S. was an American reflection of the International and Bauhaus movements, including the works of Gropius, Florence Knoll, Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.[1] Though the American component was slightly more organic in form and less formal than the International Style, it is more firmly related to it than any other. Brazilian and Scandinavian architects were very influential at this time, with a style characterized by clean simplicity and integration with nature. Like many of Wright's designs, Mid-Century architecture was frequently employed in residential structures with the goal of bringing modernism into America's post-war suburbs. This style emphasized creating structures with ample windows and open floor plans, with the intention of opening up interior spaces and bringing the outdoors in. Many Mid-century houses utilized then-groundbreaking post and beam architectural design that eliminated bulky support walls in favor of walls seemingly made of glass. Function was as important as form in Mid-Century designs, with an emphasis placed specifically on targeting the needs of the average American family.

In Europe the influence of Le Corbusier and the CIAM resulted in an architectural orthodoxy manifest across most parts of post-war Europe that was ultimately challenged by the radical agendas of the architectural wings of the avant-garde Situationist International, COBRA, as well as Archigram in London. A critical but sympathetic reappraisal of the internationalist oeuvre, inspired by Scandinavian Moderns such as Alvar Aalto, Sigurd Lewerentz and Arne Jacobsen, and the late work of Le Corbusier himself, was reinterpreted by groups such as Team X, including structuralist architects such as Aldo van Eyck, Ralph Erskine, Denys Lasdun, Jorn Utzon and the movement known in the United Kingdom as New Brutalism.

Pioneering builder and real estate developer Joseph Eichler was instrumental in bringing Mid-Century Modern architecture ("Eichler Homes") to subdivisions in the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay region of California, and select housing developments on the east coast. George Fred Keck, his brother Willam Keck, Henry P. Glass, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Edward Humrich created Mid-Century Modern residences in the Chicago area. Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House is extremely difficult to heat or cool, while Keck and Keck were pioneers in the incorporation of passive solar features in their houses to compensate for their large glass windows.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-century_modern

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Mid Century Teak Table Lamp in the Style of Adrian Pearsall.

Provenance: From a Texas Dealer's Private Collection.

Dimensions: 49" Tall with a diameter of 10.25" at its widest.

Condition: Near MINT.

Price: $1,250.00. Sale Price Now: $600.00