Model 114 Desk Lamp, 1939
This is a Desk lamp. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague and Frank Del Giudice and manufactured by Polaroid Corporation. It is dated 1939 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is aluminum, molded bakelite, laminated cellulose film. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This lamp, sometimes called the Polaroid, displays the manufacturer’s burgeoning interest in modern industrial design and materials. This is Teague and Del Guidice’s redesign of an earlier lamp by the company, widening the area of illumination by using a molded plastic hood atop an inverted aluminum cone.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 33.3 × 25.4 × 23.2 cm (13 1/8 in. × 10 in. × 9 1/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Model 114 Desk Lamp, 1939; Designed by Walter Dorwin Teague and Frank Del Giudice; aluminum, molded bakelite, laminated cellulose film; H x W x D: 33.3 × 25.4 × 23.2 cm (13 1/8 in. × 10 in. × 9 1/8 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2015-5-11
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.