Mid-Century Lamp found in Arts & Architecture Magazine

March 18, 2010

After a long day we decided to take a break and flip through some Arts & Architecture magazines. Shannon was just perusing when she noticed an ad in the lower left hand corner of the page. In the October 1950 issue she found a Lam Workshop Inc. advertisement, which features four different designs that were available at the time. One of the designs is an item we are selling in the May 23, 2010 Modern Art & Design auction, the LL-130 Molded Fiberglass Lite-Table. We, however, cataloged it as just an ordinary lamp, but this isn’t just an ordinary lamp! This lamp is actually a table, which is fabulously illustrated in the ad. It was just luck that Shannon flipped to this page and noticed the ad. If she hadn’t noticed the ad, we probably wouldn’t have known that this lamp actually functioned as a table to light up glasses and bottles. Additionally, the ad states that these four designs were “specified for CS House 1950”, meaning these four designs were specifically built to be placed in the Case Study house built that year.

This table will be offered in the upcoming May 23, 2010 Auction and is estimated at $1,500 – 2,000.

Arts & Architecture October 1950

Lam Workshop Inc. Advertisement on page 20 of October 1950 issue

LL-130 Molded Fiberglass Lite-Table from Lam Workshop Inc.

LL-130 Molded Fiberglass Lite-Table from Lam Workshop Inc., To be offered in May 23, 2010 Auction, Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

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great table… any chairs to go with that!
keep posting your finds…. love the journey.