Mid-Century Industrial Chrome Swing Arm Desk Lamp by Walter Von Nessen

Walter Von Nessen (United States, 20th Century)

Mid-Century Industrial Chrome Swing Arm Desk Lamp by Walter Von Nessen

This rarefied swing arm lamp is by the Nessen Company Bronx (it still maintains its original label and wiring). It is made of highly polished chrome, measures 12" high; and, 19.5" wide when extended. This is not just a lamp, it is a Mid-Century sculpture - a stylized work of industrial art which Walter Von Nessen successfully made a Mid-Century icon!

WIDTH: 19½ in | HEIGHT: 12 in

Origin United States
Category Table Lamps
Period 20th Century
Style Mid-Century
ConditionVery good

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CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition; wear consistent with age and use.

THB REF: 4687171323


"Research from the Industrial Designers Society of America website (idsa.org) provides that Mr. Nessen was "a furniture designer [who] was born in Germany and emigrated to the US in 1925. In 1927, he opened a studio in New York to design and fabricate architectural lighting." They also share that his work was "soon commissioned by architects to design lighting and other household objects and quickly became one of the pioneers in the new field of industrial design . . . . ", adding that [h]e excelled in lamp design, and . . . adopted the modern trends from Art Deco to functionalism." This wonderful lamp is the quintessential example of his industrial chrome masterpieces - simple lines, highly-polished chrome and substantial, quality hardware. This is a real find! "