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Unique Elaine Lustig Cohen Wall Lamp



Striking, one-of-a-kind constructivist wall lamp of tubular steel with distinctive conical metal up-and-down visors, measuring 96" in height and 48" in length. Designed by renowned graphic designer and artist Elaine Lustig Cohen for her own residence on 86th St, NYC, in 1956. Shown in situ in an Alexandre Georges photograph from that year. Accompanied by a line drawing and pencil sketch with measurements. The design itself flows from work credited to Alvin Lustig, her first husband, who passed away in 1955, beginning with a standing light commissioned for Edgardo Contini in 1949, and then incorporating elements from a fixture in the Alvin and Elaine Lustig apartment on Park Ave, pictured, c. 1953 (note the visor and the tubular steel stem) and a composition done for the Wilheim apartment in NYC, c. 1954, also pictured. The lamp is intended to anchor to the ceiling via a dowel, as well as to the wall, as shown here it is only anchored to the wall. From the estate of Elaine Lustig Cohen.


  • Creator
    Elaine Lustig Cohen (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 96 in. (243.84 cm)Width: 16.75 in. (42.55 cm)Depth: 48 in. (121.92 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages. Good overall condition with minor crimping to the edges of the visors and superficial wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU82858063103

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