"Light Sticks-Horizontal Model"
aka the "7+ Lamp"
This lamp was my 2nd experience with
I remember seeing it at a Pier Show
a million years ago
and marveling over it.
It was $375
and I couldn't even think about buying
such a beautiful
but pretty much useless lamp.
I kept going back and looking at it.
I finally sold.
I recently bought one in Italy,
in the box, with the instructions,
only 4 of the little lights work....
Anyone want to sell me some?
Make me some?
They sit here in the center...
Then you place them on the "poles"
Philip Johnson liked it.
The New York Times liked it.
There was a version of this model on
It finally sold after the seller got realistic.
Kinda bummed I didn't buy it....
These are cool,
but I like the one I have better.
"Candy Column Lamp"
These are GREAT!
Man, where is this now?
"Candy Column Lamp with Discs"
This is a detail of another version.
How cool is this?
Great photo too.
But it is the description that kills:
M is for Mary
Table top model.
I think I like the floor model better.
Drawing of the table top version.
Have I mentioned I love his drawings???
"Semaphore Participation Lamp"
So 70s in every way....
(with Dante Bandini)
I posted this lamp before
See what looks like a silver circle
at the bottom of the plexiglas sphere?
That is mercury.
When you move the light,
you can make the mercury contact the
and that completes the circuit
and some (or all) of the bulbs light up.
I love mercury too.
I will have to do a post on
my friend and mercury artist sometime soon....
but I wouldn't kick it out of bed
for eating crackers.
Speaking of which,
I will be posting Theodore Waddell
designed crackers tomorrow.
Still loving his drawings.
This is of a magnetic lamp.
"SOFT WIRE DETAILS"
That's going to be the name of my next band.
Didn't somebody rip Teddy off with this one???
Great minds DO think alike,
but who came first....
Arditi and Gianni Gamberini
The Gamberini lamp dates to 1971
Teddy's to the same year.
Ok, who was rippin' who?
Nice detail on the Gamberini.
(Photos courtesy of Wright20)
I kinda can't get enough
of these drawings.
This is going to be my next t-shirt design.
Look at this freakin' thing!
The light source is sealed within.
"INTERACTION-- CHANGE THE DESGN YOURSELF"
More drawings of funny lamps.
"Thomas Alva Lamp, A Spoof"
I included this for his studio stamp.
Wonder if he still lives in Florence?
Time for a visit!