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18/1978

Collection

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Brief description

Standard lamp with an aluminium stand and a shade made from bent plastic, made by Gordon Russell Ltd., England, c.1936.

Object name

standard lamp

Object number

18/1978

Location

Room 11 (1990s Room)

Production organisation

Gordon Russell Ltd (manufacturer)

Production date

c.1936 (manufactured)

Production place

England (manufactured)

Period

Twentieth century (1900-1999)

Material

aluminium
plastic

Technique

sewn
manufactured

Dimensions

Height: 164cm
Diameter: 52cm

Website keywords

Lighting
electric lighting

Object history note

formerly displayed in Russell Room

Label

Caption for Exploring 20th Century London website:
This standard lamp came from a house in Southgate, north London. The house, called 'Oakbeams', was owned by Robert Cole who was a theatre designer and chose furnishings by Gordon Russell Ltd which was one of the most influential furniture design and manufacturing firms of the mid- 20th Century. The base is made from aluminium and the shade from a substance called 'rhodoid'. It would have been considered an example of the best of contemporary design at the time it was made, around 1935. Other pieces of furniture from 'Oakbeams' can be seen on this website (18/1978-2 and 18/1978-3-1).
 
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