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Gordon & Jane Martz Furniture

American

Gordon and Jane Martz were prominent designers and creators of simple, elegant, handcrafted ceramic goods. Their vintage mid-century modern designs for table lamps, floor lamps, chandeliers and pendants are daring but relaxed and make for versatile additions to any space.

Jane Martz’s grandmother established the family-owned American lampshades company Marshall Studios in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1922. Jessie “Muz” Marshall produced hand-painted lampshades out of her home, then expanded to include lamp bases made of wood. The business later moved to Veedersburg. After studying at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Gordon and Jane joined the company in the early 1950s and stepped in to run Marshall Studios after it had been managed by Jane’s parents. Gordon and Jane instilled the brand with fresh energy and new ideas. They introduced innovative modernist stoneware lamps, decorative accessories and more that became immediately popular with new homeowners of the era. Later, there was a return to lamp bases made solely of wood, and floor lamps, bookends and tables with tile tops appeared in the company catalogs.

The Marshall Studios M101 lamp was featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s “Good Design” exhibit in 1953, which also featured the work of other mid-century luminaries such as Jens Risom, Paul McCobb, George Nelson and more. 

Gordon and Jane explored color and texture at the company during the 1950s and ‘60s and continued the rich legacy of craftsmanship for which Marshall Studios had become known. The manufacturer secured government contracts and their works were featured in Interiors magazine. Etchings and other decoration continued to be done by hand, and Jane eventually also took an interest in the fabric and textiles used to hand-cover the paper shades, producing a complementary line of hand-woven pillows and other goods.

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Creator: Gordon & Jane Martz
Dealer: Dogfork
Jane & Gorden Martz Scribbled White Ceramic Table Lamp
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in San Francisco, CA
A streamlined, ceramic lamp in white satin glaze with scribbles revealing the raw clay; made by Marshall Studios and designed by Jane and Gordon Martz, circa the 1960s. It is cylind...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gordon & Jane Martz Furniture

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Ceramic, Wood

Jane & Gorden Martz Petite Brown Ceramic Table Lamp
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in San Francisco, CA
A small, streamlined, ceramic lamp in deep, Redwood brown, gloss glaze; made by Marshall Studios and designed by Jane and Gordon Martz, circa the 1960s. Signed on the back. Origina...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Gordon & Jane Martz Furniture

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Brass

Jane & Gordon Martz Ivory Ceramic Table Lamp
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in San Francisco, CA
A streamlined, ivory-white, ceramic lamp made by Marshall Studios and designed by Jane and Gordon Martz, circa the 1960s. Signed on the back; "Marshall Studios, Inc." sticker on the ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Gordon & Jane Martz Furniture

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Brass

Jane & Gorden Martz Tan Ceramic Table Lamp
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in San Francisco, CA
A streamlined, ceramic lamp, glazed in matte camel; made by Marshall Studios and designed by Jane and Gordon Martz, circa the 1960s. Signed on the back. 5.75" diameter x 15.25" heig...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Gordon & Jane Martz Furniture

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Brass

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Gordon & Jane Martz furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Gordon & Jane Martz furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of ceramic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Gordon & Jane Martz furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Gordon & Jane Martz were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Laurel Lamp Company, Lightolier, and Marshall Studios. Prices for Gordon & Jane Martz furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $120 and can go as high as $16,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,800.

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