Space Age Design Eye Ball Gepo Pair of Dutch Colored Aluminum Abat-Jour
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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Iconic pair of abat-jour eyeball designs in Space Age style; they are made of aluminum, so they are light and easy to handle; they then had a quite special treatment, in fact, a very transparent red fire paint was used that deposited on the white aluminum gave the two lamps an extraordinary and unusual shiny effect (we must confess that this effect gave us a lot of problems for the photographs! !); the shape of the shell, which is internally white, directs the light in an optimal and discreet way so as not to disturb the user who uses them as abat-jours on the bedside table and turns them on from the bed. They have no trademarks or labels, but we can attribute them with certainty to the Dutch company Gebroeders Posthuma of Amsterdam, which made them between 1970 and 1975. Gebroeders Posthuma was a family business founded in 1965 in Amsterdam by the Posthuma brothers, the name "Gepo "comes from the combination of Gebroeders Posthuma; the two brothers founded their company with a very low amount of capital, which would correspond to €35 today (borrowed from their mother). In 1972 the firm achieved a turnover of no less than €1 million! They had the goal of producing lighting objects of excellent quality, but at democratic prices; they specialized in designing floor, wall, table, and arc lamps, but all with the typical Space Age design; little is known about Gepo, but one thing is certain, that their known products are one by one beautiful, elegant and timeless pieces of design; Gepo ended its activity in the early 1980s. The Space Age style begins a journey into the past that turns to the future and fantasizes about technological imagery in space; the spherical shape predominates for most of the decorations and lighting, often if several spheres are connected to each other, they explicitly recall the shape of the atom. In the Space Age style, the use of reflective materials is also very common, especially for lamps, to recall the typical color of space technologies: steel, nickel, aluminum, and silver. Our abat-jours are developed around soft and essential circular elements that fit perfectly, they manage to be well contextualized in any room, giving that touch of originality and particularity that warms the environment; their design of the 70s leaves room for freedom and innovation, they are unique pieces to be exhibited with care and to be told, they are not simple lamps, they are much more. Measurements diameter cm.18, height cm.20. The items are in good condition The electrical system is working but the wiring is European, the compatibility of the voltage in other countries must always be checked by an electrician before use. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.
Place of origin:
20H x 18DI
7,87H x 7,09DI
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Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The items are in good condition The electrical system is working but the wiring is European, the compatibility of the voltage in other countries must always be checked by an electrician before use.
International - YES
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