Gilbert Rohde Floor Lamp

ART DECO-Modernism
Designer VerificationBy and Documented
Country of origin
United States
Material and techniquesBrass and Chrome
Measures (Inches)
- Height: 84 - Diameter: 11
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This very rare floor lamp or torchiere was designed by Gilbert Rohde ca 1933 for the mutual sunset lamp company. It is shown in a Herman Miller brochure ca 1934 “20th Century Modern Furniture Designed by Gilbert Rohde”. The lamp is shown four times in the brochure. It is also shown in the 1935 studio year book. The lamp has a round weighted chrome foot and a brass shaft. A chrome upper portion with a curved top is extendable to raise the lamp from 57” to 84”. A small ring collar with a knob allows the ascent or descent to be arrested by friction. The head of the lamp with its counter-balance ball rotates up to become a torchiere or down for a reading light, it also swivels left or right. The base is 11” in diameter, the shade is 9” in diameter.