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The sleek, simple "space age" lines on this striking modernism lamp transcend decades. I don't know if it's from the '30s, '40s or '50s. The exaggerated, wide, cream colored mushroom shade is made from a very dense plastic and has slight discoloration, typical of lamps of this age. There's a pure white dense plastic "under dome" with a subtle "space ship" look to it, given the geometric perforations to the fitting. Then there's the white, perforated metal top piece. All sit atop a beige, slender cone shaped stem on a teal/brown, flattened cone shaped, cast metal base. Even the cylindrical switch has a modernist, industrial look and feel to it. It has a standard bulb socket and a three way switch for a 50-100-150 bulb. But it works with any bulb, including CFL. The beauty part? You NEVER actually see the bulb. I love that! (I hate looking at light bulbs. Especially the CFL "ice cream cone" ones!)
There's some minor damage that looks to have been repaired on the stem, near the base. See last photo. It doesn't detract from the look of this gorgeous lamp. This lamp looks similar to the Lightolier by Gerald Thurston but the lines are much more horizontal -- expanded.

Original brown cord and plug.
International buyers, convo for shipping rates to your country. (And get out your plug and possibly voltage adapter. This one's 110V.)

Top diameter: 11-1/2"
Bottom diameter: 18"
Shade height: 5"

Lamp height: 21"
Lamp base: 8-1/2" diameter
Cord length: 78"

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Vintage 40s 50s Modernism Table Lamp Mod Industrial Design Mushroom Space Age


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: plastic, cast metal
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 1045 reviews
  • Favorited by: 38 people