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Curtis Jere Chrome "Skyscraper" Table Lamps, Pair

$4,800per set

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Monumental Mid-Century Modern pair of sculptural cubist table lamps by C. Jere. Each Brutalist style lamp is composed of a series of stacked chrome steel cubes. A switch on the cord illuminates a bulb within the base and top socket. Both wood lamp bases signed C Jere on metal tags. Lamps can be combined/stacked to form one 38 inch high skyscraper lamp as show in two last photos. Original wiring in working condition. One lamp has shorter 21 inch long cord. Lamp shades not included.

Details

  • Creator
    Curtis Jere (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Depth: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Age appropriate patina to metal bases. One lamp base has more spotting/patina as documented in photos.
  • Seller Location
    Lambertville, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU114924316353

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    Ships From: Lambertville, NJ
  • 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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Located in Lambertville, NJ
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