condition: excellent make / manufacturer: Bostlund model name / number: Lotte Lamp
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Pair of beautiful, tall mid-century modern Bostlund (see label) ceramic lamps with the original signature Lotte Lamp jute wrapped fiberglass spun shade and gorgeous matte brown finish on the base. 3-way switch allows flexible lighting options.
Made by the famous Lotte family, known designers who originated from Denmark and produced these lamps in NY (see history below). Difficult to find a pair of these mid century lamps and they would be wonderful accent pieces for the interior décor of your home or professional office. Versatile design that can work in a MCM retro or contemporary environment.
Lamp Base: W:8", 40.5" to top of the finial
Lamp Shade: H: 19.25" x W-17.5"
Condition: Both lamps are in excellent vintage condition with no chips, scratches, nicks or chips to the ceramic and no visible damage to either shade. Working condition.
HISTORY: The Bostlund family originated in Copenhagen Denmark, where Gunnar trained at the Technical University as a ceramic engineer. His wife Lotte trained at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Danish School for Arts and Crafts. The original family business making porcelain insulators was destroyed by a fire in 1952 and the family relocated to Oak Ridges, near Toronto Canada.
They began developing ceramic art pottery and the very first lamps were produced in 1956. By the early 1960's their son Morten had developed the fiberglass lampshades and the Lotte Lamp became a reality. The popularity of Danish Modern design allowed the entire family to be employed.
Production expanded into the US (NY) in the mid-1960's. The family was included in the marketing of the lamps, very much in the style of the Von Trapps. The business was sold in 1997 and the current company does not produce these lamps.
Many of the earlier lamps were either hand-painted or hand carved by Lotte and others in the family and the Lotte lamps are highly desired.
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