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Floor Lamp by Robert Sonneman for Kovacs, Metal in Black and Gold, circa 1980s

1,800.00
Vintage American Postmodern 1980s FloorLamp on PHILOLUX and 1stdibs
Vintage American Postmodern 1980s FloorLamp on PHILOLUX and 1stdibs
Vintage American Postmodern 1980s FloorLamp on PHILOLUX and 1stdibs
Vintage American Postmodern 1980s FloorLamp on PHILOLUX and 1stdibs
Vintage American Postmodern 1980s FloorLamp on PHILOLUX and 1stdibs

Floor Lamp by Robert Sonneman for Kovacs, Metal in Black and Gold, circa 1980s

1,800.00

American postmodern floor lamp in black and gold by Robert Sonneman for Kovacs, circa 1980s. A brilliant example of American's reaction to Italian Memphis Milano design movement. The stem sits on a gold ball floating on a black base. Perfect proportions and balance on a short floor lamp, accommodating for a reading lounge-chair or daybed.

 

DIMENSIONS

  • 46 in.Hx8 in.Wx8 in.D
  • 117 cmHx20 cmWx20 cmD

 

Rewired, double contact base, max 25w.

 

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Robert Sonneman (born in USA) is considered an American pioneer of modern lighting. Robert Sonneman has been widely awarded, exhibited at the New York MOMA and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum New York.

 After graduating from art school, Robert Sonneman started his career at the age of 19 as the sole employee in a one person lighting business and store named after its owner George Kovacs, a early modernist dedicated to lighting. While he was finishing his senior year at LIU in the 1960s, Sonneman gained international recognition for his lighting designs inspired by the European minimal style, the Bauhaus industrial style and the Danish modern style. In Milan, at age 22, he said he discovered ”this sophisticated culture of living with a passion for life that moved easily between the traditional world and the modern design that challenged it." Sonneman started George Kovac’s lighting factory before opening his own company/factory called, “Sonneman - A Way of Light", a few years later in 1967.

 

George Kovacs (Born in Austria, 1926-2007) was a designer, manufacturer and importer of innovative lighting. He designed many classics but also introduced some acclaimed designers like Ingo Maurer, Harry Allen, Karim Rashid, Robert Sonneman and Alecia Wesner.

After the war, George Kovacs opened 3 stores in Manhattan in 1954 on the base on an agreement with the Austrian Manufacturer JT Kalmar to promote their lamps in the US. decades later he introduced the first halogen floor lamp made by an american company (it already existed in Europe).

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American postmodern floor lamp in black and gold by Robert Sonneman for Kovacs, circa 1980s. A brilliant example of American's reaction to Italian Memphis Milano design movement. The stem sits on a gold ball floating on a black base. Perfect proportions and balance on a short floor lamp, accommodating for a reading lounge-chair or daybed.

 

DIMENSIONS

  • 46 in.Hx8 in.Wx8 in.D
  • 117 cmHx20 cmWx20 cmD

 

Rewired, double contact base, max 25w.

 

Inquire

 

Robert Sonneman (born in USA) is considered an American pioneer of modern lighting. Robert Sonneman has been widely awarded, exhibited at the New York MOMA and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum New York.

 After graduating from art school, Robert Sonneman started his career at the age of 19 as the sole employee in a one person lighting business and store named after its owner George Kovacs, a early modernist dedicated to lighting. While he was finishing his senior year at LIU in the 1960s, Sonneman gained international recognition for his lighting designs inspired by the European minimal style, the Bauhaus industrial style and the Danish modern style. In Milan, at age 22, he said he discovered ”this sophisticated culture of living with a passion for life that moved easily between the traditional world and the modern design that challenged it." Sonneman started George Kovac’s lighting factory before opening his own company/factory called, “Sonneman - A Way of Light", a few years later in 1967.

 

George Kovacs (Born in Austria, 1926-2007) was a designer, manufacturer and importer of innovative lighting. He designed many classics but also introduced some acclaimed designers like Ingo Maurer, Harry Allen, Karim Rashid, Robert Sonneman and Alecia Wesner.

After the war, George Kovacs opened 3 stores in Manhattan in 1954 on the base on an agreement with the Austrian Manufacturer JT Kalmar to promote their lamps in the US. decades later he introduced the first halogen floor lamp made by an american company (it already existed in Europe).