Want This Lamp

First things first. I have no place at all to put this lamp. But I still want it. Measuring a cool 33″ in diameter, the large Artichoke lamp is probably at the top of most lists. Designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958, this piece is a striking classic. The picture does not do it justice. Once one sees it in person, only then does the want truely invade the mind and soul. A few years ago when the local Catholic high school down the street from my home remodeled, they installed about 8 of the large lamps in the new wing facing the street. I immediately made a u-turn to stop in to take a look. An Artichoke alone is a heartstopper, but 8?! I was almost in tears. This limited edition version with glass “leaves” will set you back a cool $66,000.00, if that is a “bit” out of your price range you can pick up a small white version for a mere $7300.00. It’s a bit pricey, but one look, and you’ll start trying to reason with yourself as to why your kid doesn’t really need college.

Manufactured in Denmark by Louis Poulsen

Via DWR

Artichoke Lamp Glass Limited Edition

Artichoke Lamp Glass Limited Edition

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