Let’s look at a lamp made by Lisa Johansson-Pape, for ORNO in 1960.
If you look the original 1964 ORNO catalog, you will find it wearing a colorful shade.
Today if is very difficult to find the original shade for 2 reasons:
1 – the 70’s style went out of fashion and the shades have been replaced
2 – lets face it, even today, it is quite difficult to have such a center piece in you home.
This is how you see it today, dressed with linen or wild silk.
In an attempt to look vintage and original, some go the extra mile and praise Mardi-Gras.
But hey, it looks like the real deal but it is not.
It is time to raid your grand mother attic and hunt for the forgotten shade.
Well, I did find an “interesting” piece lately.
A little Aris, desk lamp ref 171, with the 1970’s look.
Quite different from the alternative metal mushroom hat.
The 70’s are back, are YOU ready for it?