metal lamp with six round discs at top

Table lamp, 1935

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The complex profile of this lamp is reminiscent of an engine piston or a modern-day outdoor heat lamp. Before coming to the United States in 1923, Walter von Nessen trained as an architect and designer in Berlin, Germany. There machines and mechanized production were seen as the basis for modern design, and those ideas are reflected in this lamp. He was instrumental in introducing these concepts to the United States.

Details
Title
Table lamp
Artist Life
American (born Germany), 1889–1943
Role
Designer
Accession Number
98.276.59
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metal lamp with six round discs at top