Thursday, July 23, 2020

A Pair of 1950s Gerald Thurston Table Lamps

A very hard to find early design pair of lamps by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. A striking bent-neck, hooded desk lamp with base. Black enameled base, brass neck, and black aluminum hood. Controlled by a rotating switch at top of head, this beauty throws a lot of light on your workspace area and a fun design off the back. The clean lines and classy minimalist design are guaranteed to make this lamp a showstopper on any surface.


American, 1950s


Gerald Thurston (Designer),

Lightolier (Manufacturer)


Price: $SOLD


Dimensions: 7” diameter (base)

H: 20” approximately


Gerald Thurston (born in 1914, U.S.A) was one of the most innovative American lighting designers of the postwar era. He earned acclaim for his lamps and lighting fixtures, which exemplified the streamlined forms and sleek materials of the mid 20th century. His long-term work with lighting company Lightolier over the course of the 1950s and 1960s resulted in some of his most iconic lamps, which are still coveted by collectors today.




Some slight wear to the brass, base, hood and knob –  nothing noticeable, but otherwise in fantastic vintage condition. These have been rewired with new gold fabric cords and a new bulb and switch socket.

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