Soft Glass Table Lamp by George Kovacs
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Fun Contemporary Table Lamp! One of the coolest and most unusual contemporary table lamps around today is the Soft Glass Table Lamp designed by Karim Rashid for George Kovacs. None of the lamps in the Soft Collection fail to get noticed but I love the table lamp most of all because of the up close and More...
Fun Contemporary Table Lamp!
One of the coolest and most unusual contemporary table lamps around today is the Soft Glass Table Lamp designed by Karim Rashid for George Kovacs. None of the lamps in the Soft Collection fail to get noticed but I love the table lamp most of all because of the up close and personal nature of this sculptural art glass masterpiece.
Unlike the pendants and torchiere lamps in the Kovacs Soft Collection which, though they are equally impressive, by their very nature are less approachable and friendly, the Soft Glass Table Lamp sits on your table inviting you to come in for a closer look. It features an organically shaped blob of either Apple Green or Frosted White glass enclosed in a clear, protective looking outer shade that looks a little like a brandy snifter. This elegant yet unassuming table lamp lacks the sterility of many of the contemporary lighting fixtures found on the market and features a look that is clearly unlike any other table lamp you have ever seen.
The friendly but sophisticated Soft Glass Table Lamp looks great in a lounge-type situation or as a way to add a splash of color to your living room. The inner shade casts a beautiful ambient light with a soft glow that isn’t to harsh or to dim. It stands about 15 inches tall and with a 17 inch diameter has just the right amount of presence in your modern decor. The chrome finish of the base and chrome ball feet gives it just a bit of the mid-century aesthetic flair that George Kovacs is known for.
George Kovacs has been creating fun and innovative lighting since 1954 and is one of the best known names in mid-century and modern lighting. He pioneered the use of halogen in the early 1970′s and his attitudes toward flooding a room with lighting rather than creating dim pools of light bleeding into the shadows has influenced the way we look at lighting to this day. He has worked with and influenced lighting designers such as Karim Rashid and Harry Allen, Alecia Wesner and Rachel Simon as well as architect Robert Sonneman. Although he died in 2007 at age 80, the George Kovacs name and line was licensed to the Minka Group in 2000 who continues to carry on his modern lighting legacy of innovation.