Egg-shaped lamps: The lighting we didn’t know we needed
June 8, 2017 - table lamp
I initial glimpsed a list flare in a figure of an egg on Furnish Green’s website, though it was a tiny outward of my cost range. By a time we satisfied that a kindly curving frosted-glass shade was, in fact, a usually luminaire that would finish me, it had been sold. we was bereft.
My highly-suggestible offered persona fixated on incorporating a common egg—arguably a Platonic ideal of a life form—into my home decor. That’s when we beheld a ovoid figure gathering adult in minimalist valuables directed during a conform set.
Thankfully, a internet is a verbatim value trove (or junk yard, depending on your perspective). Googling “egg lamp” led me to a universe of Newark, New Jersey-based Laurel Lamp Company, a renouned 1970s manufacturer of midcentury complicated lighting. Although information on a association was scarce, a potion lamps, accessible in a operation of organic, globular shapes, were prevalent on sites like 1st Dibs—but for a large cost tag.
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But during my quest, we had a light-bulb moment. A list flare with a libidinous upside-down-acorn-shaped shade perched on a coronet tulip base—also by Laurel—beckoned to me. There was something so informed about a sexy conformation and a roughly pornographic gush during what competence be called a lighting implement’s hips.
Then we satisfied where we had seen it. It was, in fact, a guide of sorts, lighting my childhood from a residence on St. Andrews Drive opposite a travel from one by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, to a tiny condo we hunkered down in for a few years after we were evicted. In my memory, a wandering round thrown by one of my younger siblings had broken a potion fungus topper. Too bad.
I excitedly emailed a couple to my dad: “Wasn’t this a flare we used to have? It broke, right? It was such a good lamp!”
He wrote behind immediately: “That one is sitting on my desk. Finish is faded so it’s some-more like china now.”
I urged him to check a tags. Sure enough, it was labeled “Laurel Lamp Mfg. Co., Inc.”
“So how much?” he asked.
The same flare though with a white base was going for $1,580. My father was impressed. He pronounced he’d always wanted to chuck it out. But now he was giving it to me.
As for a egg lamp, we found one on eBay from a seller in Arkansas for $225. Although we inquired about a provenance of a flare we couldn’t get a true answer. we suspicion it was value a risk, so we bought it.
You can buy a flare that combines a egg shade with a tulip bottom on Etsy for $495, or a lovable cosmetic one for $29.11. Or if a color-changing mood light is some-more your thing, here’s one for $75.49.