Sam Kaufman Gallery Lighting

About Sam Kaufman Gallery
Sam Kaufman has been selling fine and idiosyncratic 20th-century objects since he opened his Los Angeles store, back in the 20th century. The collection defies easy categorization, but every piece meets three criteria Sam personally values in applied art: playfulness, craftsmanship, and historical significance. The core of the gallery's collection is ceramics and furniture of the post-war period, especially pieces from Italy, France, and Scandinavia. These are augmented by ethnographic artifacts and the odd eccentric antique; things that complement the best work of the middle of the last century. Sam sees his enterprise as a salon for enthusiasts, and his job as a kind of cross between curator and emcee. The gallery caters to a wide spectrum of customers, from a connoisseur searching for an elusive piece to complete a collection, to an interior designer looking for an unusual lounge chair for a client’s screening room, or anybody shopping for a special gift. Born in New York City, Sam has nurtured an interest in architecture and design since he was awarded a Bronze Medal in the 1968 Jones Beach Sand Castle Building Contest. He went on to receive his BA in Semiotics at Brown University, and an MFA at the University of Southern California. Discounts are offered to customers who can sing any Francoise Hardy song acapella. .
Table Lamp by Guido Gambone
Table Lamp by Guido Gambone
Guido Gambone
Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Earthenware, Linen
A graphically stunning ceramic table lamp by postwar Italy's greatest ceramist, Guido Gambone. The enigmatic design of intricately but spontaneously decorated squares and rectangles ...
Lamp/Sculpture by Juliette Derel
Lamp/Sculpture by Juliette Derel
Juliette Derel
Vintage 1960s French Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Earthenware, Resin
Almost any room can benefit from a dash of south-of-France 1960s chic. This unusual and highly groovy Juliette Derel ceramic lamp contains six colored-resin windows - oval blocks enc...
Double Column Table Lamp by Georges Pelletier
Double Column Table Lamp by Georges Pelletier
Georges Pelletier
Vintage 1970s French Candle Holders
Earthenware
Made by French ceramist Georges Pelletier in the early 1970s, the two columns of this wild ceramic sculpture each conceal a candle. The flickering light of the candles escapes from t...
1940 Table Lamp by Axel Salto
1940 Table Lamp by Axel Salto
Axel Salto
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Stoneware
A gorgeous blanc de chine table lamp modelled in Salto's signature "budding style". Also displays beautifully as a tall vase. Made in 1940. Signed "Salto".
"Poliedra" Lamp by Felice Ragazzo
"Poliedra" Lamp by Felice Ragazzo
Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps
Chrome, Steel
The "Poliedra" lamp, designed by Felice Ragazzo in 1969 for D.H. Guzzini, and exhibited in 1970 at Milan's Eurodomus 3 show, was an audacious modular lighting system in which the use...
"Pinocchio" Desk or Wall Lamp by H.Th.J.A. Busquet

"Pinocchio" Desk or Wall Lamp by H.Th.J.A. Busquet

By Herman Theodoor Jan Anthoin Busquet
"Pinocchio" Desk or Wall Lamp by H.Th.J.A. Busquet
Herman Theodoor Jan Anthoin Busquet
Vintage 1950s Dutch Table Lamps
Nickel, Steel
Designed in 1956 by Busquet, and made by Hala Zeist in the Netherlands, the "Pinocchio" is a versatile little lamp with an unostentatious but chic appearance. The black-enameled legs...
Lamp Base / Vase by Jean and Jacqueline Lerat
Lamp Base / Vase by Jean and Jacqueline Lerat
Jean and Jacqueline Lerat
Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps
A rare piece by La Borne ceramists Jean and Jacqueline Lerat: vigorously potted, partially glazed, and finished in a wood-fired kiln at their atelier in Bourges, France. This rather ...
Zinc-Plated Table Lamps by Ron Rezek
Zinc-Plated Table Lamps by Ron Rezek
Ron Rezek
Late 20th Century American Modern Table Lamps
Steel, Brass
We have three of these wonderful lamps available. A very sophisticated design, that appeared prominently in HEAT, the great 1990's Al Pacino / Robert De Niro film. Designed by Southe...
Brass Pendant Lamp by Stilnovo
Brass Pendant Lamp by Stilnovo
Stilnovo
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
An unostentatious 1970s lamp of classic form and lovely color, and in great condition.
Lamp-Base and Dish by Roger Capron
Lamp-Base and Dish by Roger Capron
Roger Capron
Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps
Earthenware
A matched set comprising a table lamp (base), and a nut dish in the form of a sitting woman, both decorated in Capron's wonderful whimsical/medieval/naïve style. The lamp-base, origi...
"Mailbox" Floor Lamp by Charles Hollis Jones
"Mailbox" Floor Lamp by Charles Hollis Jones
Charles Hollis Jones
Vintage 1960s American Modern Floor Lamps
Acrylic
If designer Charles Hollis Jones has not explored every possible combination of acrylic and chrome-plated steel, it is because he has to spend at least some of his time entertaining ...
Pendant Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
Pendant Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
Tapio Wirkkala
Vintage 1950s Finnish Chandeliers and Pendants
Glass
Wirkkala designed a wide range of handsome, classically Modernist lamps for the Finnish art-glass company Iitala in the 1950s and 1960s. Retains the manufacturer's decal label.
Ceramic Lamp Shade by Roger Capron
Roger Capron
Vintage 1960s French More Lighting
Earthenware
This charmingly hand-painted ceramic cylinder is a shade for a pendant lamp.
Ceramic Lamp Shade by Roger Capron
Roger Capron
Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps
Earthenware
This charmingly hand-painted ceramic cylinder is a shade for a pendant lamp.
Very Tall Post-Modernist Torchiere
Late 20th Century Unknown Floor Lamps
Metal
Well-made but of unknown origin, this rather tall torchiere is clearly in the Sottsass/Memphis/"anti-design"/Alchimia style of 1980s Italy.
Artemide "Alistro" Table Lamp by Ernesto Gismondi
Late 20th Century Italian Modern Table Lamps
Steel, Plastic
A fully adjustable Artemide table lamp that fulfills its function perfectly, and looks great without drawing too much attention to itself. Great condition.
Floor Lamp by Marvin Drandell
Marvin Drandell
21st Century and Contemporary American Floor Lamps
Zebra Wood
Marvin Drandell's most recent masterpiece. A unique piece, laboriously handmade by the artist. Fantastic presence in any room.
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