Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Reader Submissions! Ain't They Grand? Good Thing Too, Cuz I Had Nothin Today For Realz. Status: Bullet Dodged.
Blog reader John (the AtomicHipster) shot me a note a few days ago wondering if I might be able to help him with Identification or any other information about this fantastic pole lamp. I gave it a shot but couldn't find anything worth reporting...so, our hope is that the super smart Modtomic readership might be able to shed some light on the lamp. Sorry, had to be done.
John says he's had the lamp for about 10 years after picking it up from a consignment shop in
Spencer Ma. As you can see from the photos, John has an eclectic vintage modern taste in
furnishings and ephemera. He's thinking the lamp might be Italian and because of the marble
base and white globes, I'm tempted to agree. Damn, that's a pretty lamp!
The lamp sports a two button floor switch that can turn on the main "spot" lights for full
illumination or...OR...and this is cool....or you can just turn on some small bulbs that illuminate
the white frosted globes for mood lighting! Nice, right? John only discovered this feature
AFTER buying the lamp and getting it snuggled up against his Plycraft lounger. The globes are
adjustable and look like they "float" in chrome loops so that the "spots" can be aimed and the
chrome loops are apparently mobile as well allowing lots of lighting options. I love that the cords
for the globes drape gracefully between the lamps and the pole. This is obviously a high end
lamp. Have any of you ever come across one or do you have any pertinent info about it? I'm
sure Jeff would be so grateful for any leads that might help.