Aerolux light bulbs are a truly fascinating electrical oddity that first appeared in the 1930's. The bulbs have decorative filaments inside the glass shell that illuminate with an eerie glow, thanks to the neon gas trapped inside.
Aerolux light bulbs were manufactured by the Aerolux Company of New York until the 1970s.… Read the rest
The mineral oil rain lamp is among the truly quintessential oddities of the 1970's. The earliest rain lamp I can find appeared in a 1973 newspaper advertisement, retailing at a cost of $149.99 . Rain lamp ads came with tag lines like, "To see it is to love it", "A real conversation piece", "Fascinating to watch it work", "A fresh new idea that dramatizes any room", and "One of the most unique designer lamps ever seen".… Read the rest
This stunning Mid-Century Modern lucite acrylic ribbon chandelier has a gold/brass metal frame with fifteen solid acrylic hoops that hang in a nested fashion. Inside is an elaborate sputnik-esque light fixture with nine separate sockets radiating outward. The fixture is attached to a 70-inch long swag chain with a ceiling cap attached at the end.… Read the rest
This Clover Lamp Company mid-century modern floor lamp has a tubular metal body with a smooth 45-degree angled arm that holds three dome-shaped canister spotlights. It has a sleek space age design coupled with down-to-earth utilitarian usefulness and an unmistakable 1970's contemporary modern look.… Read the rest
Vintage Patio Party Lights are a popular collectible among lovers of retro decor and people who just love the nostalgic memories of the campgrounds visited during family vacations. String lights, RV lights, or Tiki lanterns are just a few of the alternate names this fun retro lighting goes by.… Read the rest
The vintage tension pole lamp...
also known as pole lamps, tension lamps, or floor to ceiling lamps, are a quintessential lighting feature for lovers of retro 1960's and 1970's interior design. Tension pole lamps add a visually striking architectural feature to any room, while they also provide highly versatile task or accent lighting.… Read the rest
This Mid-Century Modern bullet lamp flood light / ceiling fixture / wall sconce is actually an industrial indoor / outdoor model made of heavy-duty cast aluminum. It has an unmistakable retro Buck Rogers style and would be an amazing accent light for patio, porch, etc.… Read the rest
This amazing Panton / Eames Era Space Age lamp has five separate bulb sockets on tubular metal poles that travel straight up and arc and drip back down. A huge and stunning piece of quintessential retro lighting, it has a shiny gold contempo finish.… Read the rest
This amazing retro eyeball lamp has a distinctive Panton-Era design with a smooth white metal globe shade. What makes this space age lamp interesting is the magnetic base the white globe sits on. The globe snaps down securely on the black graphite plastic base, and can be rotated and moved around in any position, making it the perfect spotlight or accent lamp.… Read the rest