Early and Rare Kurt Versen Pendant Fixture For Sale
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Early and Rare Kurt Versen Pendant Fixture

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Pendant fixture with spherical milk glass globe and satin aluminum fittings. Designed and produced by Kurt Versen, circa 1937. A Bauhaus-inspired design, befitting a Swedish-born designer who studied in Germany before emigrating to the United States in 1930. The rounded element that clamps the glass completes the circle, unlike later models which protrude atop. A larger version is in the permanent design collection at MoMA--it is a fine example of Machine Art--and has been used in exhibitions there, notably the 1959 retrospective "20th century Design from the Museum Collection." (See photo and description). From the estate of noted American graphic designer and artist Elaine Lustig Cohen, pictured in situ. The original ceiling cap is still painted black, but can be stripped back to the metal upon request of purchaser. With original Versen label intact.

Details

  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Fine overall condition. The glass is excellent. Metal shows wear consistent with age and use. The ceiling cap is still painted black, as found in the Lustig Cohen estate. It can be stripped back to base metal upon request of purchaser.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 32 in. x Dm 12 in.H 81.28 cm x Dm 30.48 cm
  • Diameter
    12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU82857818923
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