Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tired of Waiting

It finally happened yesterday: all ten feet of the Lightolier lamp we turned up via Los Angeles' Craigslist appeared on our front doorstep! While it's certainly true that pole lamps aren't especially rare, finding this 1959 example (designed by either Gino Sarfatti or Gerald Thurston), with its signature triangular shades, proved itself a daunting prospect indeed.

Here it is at home in our den. Now we just need to pull up and replace the hideous carpet, paint the ceiling, and we should be about done with this room.

We'd really like to extend our deepest thanks to our buddy, Lewis, for picking this up for us (and negotiating a much nicer price) and my brother, Enrique, for storing this in his Los Feliz garage for the past six months and shipping it to us! Well worth the wait, we say!

5 comments:

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Great looking lamp! I'm so glad you had someone who could buy it and store it for you.

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

Thanks again, Dana! We really lucked out. We didn't think we'd find this one!

Anonymous said...

Wow. You guys practically run a museum. Tell me more about your home insurance policy.

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

Sure, it's predicated on a shotgun and a complete disregard for uninvited visitors.

Rebecca said...

Nice lamp for sure. My parents had one with white shades. I never thought much of it at the time.