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William Renwick (1914-1992) Bubble Ceiling Lamp

Auction:
3045B
Lot:
265
Sold for:
$154$125

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Auction:
20th Century Design - 3045B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 14, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

William Renwick (1914-1992) Bubble Ceiling Lamp
Polymer, steel
Retailed by Modernica, late 20th/early 21st century
White polymer stretched over a cross wire steel frame suspended on a white cord with steel ceiling plate, Modernica label, approx. dia. 26 1/2, cord lg. 34 in.

Note: Renwick became a product designer for Raymond Loewy Associates, and from 1951 to 1957 was vice president of product design for George Nelson Inc. He designed the now famous "Bubble Lamps" of 1953 for the Howard Miller Clock Company by using the cocooning material used to mothball battleships. See: http://www.industrialdesignhistory.com/node/113

Provenance: Estate of Irving Kanin.
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

George Nelson Inc., William Renwick, Irving Kanin, Design, George Nelson, Howard Miller Clock Company, Light fixture, Raymond Loewy, Visual arts

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