We have given lectures and have authored articles and essays on the pursuit and passion of Art Deco. Each of our listings provide in-depth insight to this endeavor with our own published essays; recommended reading, Value beyond measure. We are the experts and work as your personal guide into the fascinating and intriguing world of collecting Art Deco. Hould not look like it was made yesterday.High-brow design from one of the most. Industrial designers of the Art Deco - Machine Age era.
Trained in Germany in the early 20's, initially as a furniture designer, then immigrated to the USA in 1925 (at the age of 35). This swing arm lamp design was introduced in 1927; c.Immediately elevated his status to the very pinnacle of designer. Hierarchy with the likes of Deskey, Teague and Rhode. The combined innovative electrical and industrial engineering concepts necessary for this "screw-joint" design make this von Nessen's signature lamp; patented marks shown. Measures 21H x 21W at full extension. Would expect, the base is quite heavy enabling.
All joints are wholly operational. Simplistically elegant push-button on/off switch at the base. The shade is made of the highest grade steel my copyrighted design; limited production: consumers should look to this as..."Added-value" it is built to last 1,000 years. The concentric circles are hand polished, then. For long lasting brilliance (interior of shade is unfinished). The diffuser is also my design. Contemporary and true to the era un-braided black cloth cord and plug. Objects d' art as your friends for life? All lighting in the UME store inventory is guaranteed to be greater than 70 years old, most 80 - 100 yro. It is our professional opinion that vintage should not look like it was made yesterday, so there is no "flash" no "glimmer" no "shimmer" here. Expect the principal substance of UME offerings to have the aesthetics of a true and historic composition.
Art Deco and the designers of that period were influenced by previous design movements which started around 1890; i. The British and American Arts and Crafts (1890- 1915), European and American Art Nouveau (1880 - 1910), Wiener Werkstatte (Vienna Workshop, 1900 -1933) and the Bauhaus (House of Building - Germany, 1919 -1933).
These earlier movements focused on curvilinear (curved lines) designs while the Bauhaus was at the forefront in establishing rectilinear (geometric) forms. In 1925 the French put on a symposium/convention to show-off their objects d' art.
At the time they were the leaders of all things related to art and design. It was called the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Moderne. The term, Art Deco, was coined by a few of the designers that participated and after some years the term became part of the designer's vernacular.
NOTE : Germany was not invited. America did not attend as President Coolidge advised the French that we did not have any noteworthy designers. So, when engaged in casual conversation, 1925 can be regarded as the starting point for the Art Deco Period. However, academically speaking and when educating a client, I use. 1910 - 1915 as the beginning.During this timeframe designers (primarily the British) began incorporating the "circle and the square" (let us give due praise to our very own iconic architect/designer, Frank Lloyd Wright for his contribution here). Of the geometric (rectilinear) theme and thus we have the inception of what would come to be known as Art Deco. Now comes your Art Deco Bachelor's Degree...
The info I'm presenting to you next is the most important tidbit in this essay. This fact will pay substantial dividends, whether you just want to collect a few pieces that you are attracted to or go beyond that and become a dealer. IN ORDER TO BE AN "OFFICIAL" ANTIQUE AN ITEM MUST BE 100 YEARS OLD. It may come as surprise. To you that only a very few of the collectors and novice dealers in the Art Deco community are aware of this.
Over the next several years you will. A "boom" in the pursuit and value of Art Deco. It all boils down to good timing, we just did the math (1910 - 1915), and it's a simple equation. The count-down has started, 100 years is now! The item "Walter von Nessen Epic Swing Arm Lamp Vintage Art Deco Machine Age Lamp" is in sale since Wednesday, April 24, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Art Deco". The seller is "royalwaldorf" and is located in Forest Park, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.