One marker of historical value is to persist in memory despite having no name.
Such is the case with this alluring Floor lamp from R & Company. Marketed simply as “Italy, 1950s,” this is a distinctive, high-quality piece made of marble, brass, and painted aluminum.
The lamp definitely has something of a “Dolce Vita” aesthetic. Defined by its twin shafts of differing heights, it has an aura of whimsy, as the tall and small aspects give it a dueling, albeit, congenial, personality, putting me in mind of the character dynamic one finds in Dr. Seuss.
But Italy, 1950’s transcends its child-like nature via its exacting period details: perforated aluminum shades, brass shafts, and marble base.
The dual aspect of the two shafts also makes this piece unusually versatile, as it provides for both targeted and ambient lighting. To find out more, see R & Company.