the wall lamp you hardly notice

by:Merttace     2019-11-27
Joan kronov
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There is a guess from the late designer T. H.
\"If someone says, \'What a magnificent lamp \'--get rid of it. ” Mr.
Gibbings practiced what he preached, and nearly 30 years ago he was one of the first designers to order non-notable Hansen lamps for customers.
Hansen light is a simple, angled silhouette on the rocking arm stand, and still the answer for many designers.
It is modern but traditional.
It can exist without end tables.
It gives great reading and appreciation!
Light with three socket.
It has been supplying continuously since 1940s and today\'s sales are better than ever --
This is one of the few classic works in the field of interior design.
Edward Emley and Billy Baldwin were early fans of the lights. Mr.
Baldwin has done almost no work.
His signature is a pair of Hansen lights next to the fireplace.
Today, they are used by almost every top designer, both modern and modern.
This is some pride of George Hansen, who designed the lamp but still sells it from the trade showroom at 160 East 56 th Street.
The 55-year-old gentleman
Hansen grew up in a house without electricity in Cambridge. only gas light.
He remembers that the inspiration for his lamp came from two wall lamps, which sent out beautiful, soft light --
Much better than the dazzling light of a bare bulb on the ceiling, this bulb is installed when the home is finally powered on.
Young advertising, sir.
Hansen studied at Linzhi Technical School in Boston.
He recalled that in order to keep him busy when he was isolated after being exposed to Bai, \"I made lights with flowerpots and sockets and put the curtains in pleats with paper.
\"After graduating from art school in New York, working at Altman, who works for Skule Parsons, he has antique stores in Rhode Island and South Carolina, clients including Van and two legendary decorators, astor and binghham, as well as MAHM and Elsie de Wolff in Syria.
Advertising in 1946, after spending some time in Palm Beach and his own furniture store, with the help of fabric designer Mr Arundell Clark
Hansen and a partner opened a lamp shop on First Avenue. the wall lamp is Mr.
Hansen\'s first product(
Later, there were lights on the production line designed by Mr.
Nonsense and Mr. Wormley. )
\"We had a small workshop on Long Island to make them . \"
Hansen recently recalled.
At first, he would order more than a dozen lights.
Then, as they sell better and better, he will order 20 each month, then 30 and then 40.
\"The man who made them,\" said the gentleman.
Hansen, \"We used to ask what we did with them.
\"Today, these lights are made in Barcelona, Spain --Mr.
Hansen uses American sockets and wires, but the arms are hand-processed. (
Added shadows in New York. )
He is now asking for 500 orders a month, but there are usually waiting orders.
Clients include Edward Benish, kurtra and Fairham, Babe Winkler, pattinov Associates, Harry Hinson, Melvin Degong,
And the list continues.
\"This is the best light.
It released the bedside table, \"said Arthur Smith, Billy Baldwin\'s former partner.
He recently used 30 lights in a house in Caracas.
\"Using so many things is like a door handle, like a piece of hardware.
I prefer shades that match the walls so you don\'t really see them.
\"Hansen lamps with 19 diameter shadows and 18 extension arms retail for $127,50 for brass and $136,50 for chromium;
More is the shadow of a drum or steep tilt.
For designer Stanley Jay Friedman, Hansen made a special horn-shaped shadow.
Standard shades can be customized with a $4 fabric.
A pair of 50, plus two or three yards of fabric.
A 36 inch long pipe to hide the wires exposed by the pinup style light will cost $13.
$50 for brass and $15 for Chrome.
Of course, the classic is imitation, and there are many copies of Hansen lights.
\"I stopped worrying about copying long ago . \"Hansen.
\"If you have to get a cheaper version --you have to.
\"Not long ago, a man from Cleveland stopped to tell him that he made a swing arm for one of the replicas
Hansen felt terrible about making imitation products. But Mr.
Hansen pointed out that the arm of his lamp is solid brass, while the arm of the replica is plated with steel and will rust, so the movement is not good.
But if money is an object, copies of Hansen\'s lights can be bought from many sources.
Koch & Lowy, located at 940 Third Avenue, sells a different wall bracket (
Slightly bent arm)
Retail $75 through a repairman.
Remington lights at 41 Madison Avenue sold a lamp with 24-Inoh extension cord and three-way socket for $106 retail price by designer, white linen shades covered in vinyl
There are also Lord and Taylor, Sloan and Bloomingdale.
The ad Bloomingdale is priced at $50 and looks the same as the 18-inch extension cord and the three-way socket.
The company recently cut prices from $75 and stores are expected to sell 7,500 lights by the end of the year.
However, although it looks the same as the original, the arm movements are not as smooth as the original.
But as they say, the price is correct and there are three colors to choose from
Shirt, fabric, black or white parchment.
And there are metal bars ($9)
If you buy the pinup version, cover the wires.
But Mr. Bloomingdale\'s wall light didn\'t.
Hansen feels his secret weapon.
A white reflective disc that screws on the top of the shadow.
He rejected the request of those who wanted him to use the glass reflector, which would surround the bulb like a cup.
\"They reduced the amount of light you paid by half . \"Hansen.
He explained that the disk at the top spread light softly, but would not cut the light down. Mr.
Hansen advocates hanging the bottom of the lampshade at the eye level of the sitting person so that the bulb is invisible.
But decorators like Bob Denning and Vincent Forucade make sure there is no glare by putting stripes on the bottom, just like they deal with Hansen shadows at Diane von Furstenberg\'s home and her Madison Avenue cosmetics store.
Other designers cover the shadows with matching wallpaper.
\"Shadows should disappear in the background . \"
\"But that\'s not what everyone likes,\" Hansen said.
Copy of Remington: $106, Lord and Taylor by Sloan and Bloomingdale.
Brumingdale\'s Hansen looks similar and is priced at $50, and Roy\'s different copy has a curve on the back.
Retail price is $75 through the repairman.
A version of this file was printed on page 52 of the New York edition on November 17, 1977, with the title: wall lights that you barely noticed.
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