Mid-Century Modern Tension Pole Floor Lamp

Calgary, AB T3C 0V9(View Map)
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    Vintage, Antiques


    This hideous thing was probably designed by some Danish blind guy for his other blind Danish friends. I dunno why a bunch of blind people would want a lamp. Maybe the blind like the smell of burning dust on lampshades. Who knows?

    Anyways. The spun-glass lampshades are dual-toned. One of the tones is an amusing light gold colour that I hereby dub "Walmart wedding band". The other is a rotting orange colour so vile that I cannot imagine it being seen outside of a trendy hipster vegan restaurant that specializes in pre-digested kumquat.

    These colours are no longer available. Nor should they be.

    The rest of the thing is wood. Which has a brown colour. Much as one would expect of wood. And then there's some kinda metal, looks like painted aluminum. No doubt painted with asbestos based lead paint infused with strontium to give it that post-atomic je ne sais quois. The strontium no doubt shortened the lifespan of the original owner sufficiently that they weren't able to sue for the shoddy wiring or something like that.

    Win-win all 'round.

    Really. This thing is frickin' ugly. And you gotta be kinda crazy to pay $200 for it IMHO...

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