Walter Von Nessen, USA, 1940

Floor Lamp with Swing Arm, model no. 10. Designed 1927-35. Manufactured by Nessen Studio, Inc., New York. Aluminum. Provenance: Morton D. May House, Ladue, MO, 1940. Nessen Studio’s bestselling design, the floor lamp version was exhibited in 100 Useful Objects of Fine Design 1947 at MoMA, while the table lamp model entered the museum’s permanent collection in 1956.