Model 404 Piano Lamp, 1928
A self-described “poetic functionalist,” Dutch architect J.J. Pieter Oud rejected ornamentation and historicism of any kind. The Gispen firm produced a wide range of metalwork, including bent tubular steel furniture and modern lighting devices, based on straightforward geometric shapes and featuring functional characteristics such as adjustability.
This object was
Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
It is credited
Museum purchase from the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Funds.
Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 11.5 x 29 x 20 cm (4 1/2 x 11 7/16 x 7 7/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Model 404 Piano Lamp, 1928; Netherlands; metal, chrome-plated metal, bakelite; H x W x D: 11.5 x 29 x 20 cm (4 1/2 x 11 7/16 x 7 7/8 in.); Museum purchase from the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Funds; 1994-71-21
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.