George Nobuyuki Kimura Pottery Table Lamp

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Wonderfully organic in form with a Sgraffito design on the surface of ti leaves or cacoa pods, this large Mid-Century table lamp was created by George Nobuyuki Kimura and offered by his firm, Sy Allan Designs of California. A large bulbous form, it rests on a inverted bowl socle base of figured wood.

George Nobuyuki Kimura, a potter and ceramist, born 1933 in Pa'auilo, Hawaii, which undoubtedly influenced his design motif with this lamp. Both ti plants and cacao are widely found in Hawaii. He died in 2007 at age 74. Marking a successful career in modern design, he was represented in the 1965 Pasadena Art Museum exibit California Design/9.

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Details

  • Creator
    Geo. Nobuyuki Kimura (Designer), 
    Sy Allan Designs (Designer)
  • Of the Period
    Mid-Century Modern
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Materials and Techniques
    Pottery
    Wood
  • Condition
    Excellent. Very, very good original, rewired, new UL socket. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    26 in. H
    66 cm H
  • Diameter
    12
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    12080983011020
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2007

Typical response time: 2 hours

Located in Miami, FL

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

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