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Curtis Jeré Brutalist Ceiling Fixture

US$2,500

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A brutalist metal pendant lamp with a cylindrical shape and irregular edges by Curtis Jeré. The main shape of the fixture has a striated frame with contrasting edges; a slightly wider ring of irregularly welded metal pieces wraps the central circumference of the body. The hanging mechanism is a brushed steel plate mount, connected to the lamp with a strong wire. Condition: Excellent vintage condition; cleaned, polished and rewired. Dimensions: 10” diameter x 21” height.

Details

  • Creator
    Curtis Jere (Designer),C. Jere Artisan House (Manufacturer)
  • Similar to
    Tom Greene (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 53.34 cm (21 in)Diameter: 25.4 cm (10 in)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950-1959
  • Condition
    Rewired. Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent vintage condition; cleaned, polished and rewired.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1645224206832

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  • Shipping

    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Designer

Curtis Jere

Though the name Curtis Jeré is familiar to many as the maker of ebullient and eccentric modern design from the 1960s and ‘70s, relatively few are aware that it is a pseudonym for the design team of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels. Together, the two created some of the most striking and vivid furnishings and decorative objects of their era, from sculptures and dynamically framed mirrors, to lighting and wall decorations.

New Yorkers Freiler and Fels had collaborated for two decades on small jewelry lines before launching a design company called Artisan House in 1964. They combined variants of their names to create an artful persona — sometimes shortened to C. Jeré; the "surname" is pronounced with a rising inflection: jhayr-EH — that stood behind large-scale decorative metalwork, marked by semi-abstract petal forms with burnt and brazed edges. Fels served as head of design, and Freiler, known for his keen handiwork, was the production chief. The pair’s eclectic metalwork has captivated decorative art collectors and interior designers ever since.

The work of Curtis Jeré displays a sense of playfulness and curiosity, while drawing on inspirations and themes that include flowers, discs, geometric forms and animal figures. Freiler and Fels had a masterful ability to work with different materials, such as patinated brass and brilliant chrome.

The price of a Curtis Jeré mirror, lamp, wall-mounted sculpture or tabletop sculpture can range from $400 to $12,000, depending on the size, the rarity of the piece, the intricacy of the metalwork and the materials used in its construction. Other factors like condition can affect the perceived value and, thus, the cost of works by Curtis Jeré.

As you will see on 1stDibs, the imaginative powers of the designers of Curtis Jeré pieces were boundless, and their creations will add a dash of verve in any room.

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