Walter Van Nessen Chrome Floor Lamp
A rare find! 1970s chrome floor lamp by Walter Von Nessen. Weighted solid chrome base with extending arm. It raises and lowers too. Built in dimmer switch. Comes with a milk glass shade as diffuser and a vanilla linen top shade, use either way. In wonderful condition with only minor surface wear. Hard to find piece.
51” to 60” tall x 11” base
“After training in Germany, Von Nessen came to the United States and established Nessen Studios in New York in 1927. He quickly earned a following among well-established modern architects, who commissioned him to design lighting and other household objects for their clients. He became one of the only major designers between the wars to concentrate on innovative lighting, and his popular table and floor lamps ended up in schools, hospitals, offices, and homes. Von Nessen was particularly influential in developing adjustable and indirect lighting, and he favored nontraditional materials like spun aluminum, Bakelite, and fiberglass, as well as chrome plating, which was only refined in the mid–1920s“