Stemlite's wall version appears to grow organically out of the wall, with a steel arm that turns up 90 degrees and is topped with a bulbous frosted glass shade. Pioneered by Cali midcentury designer Bill Curry, the 1962 lighting series is considered the first "total look" lamp—– a single piece that combines die-cast metal base, bulb and mouth-blown glass globe as a self-contained unit. The wall lamp also includes a dimmer function via a simple cylinder-shaped rotary switch underneath that gently rolls between the fingers from “on” through “off.”
- 16.5" h x 12.6" dia (42x32cm)
- Cord length: 86.6" (220cm)
Glass, steel, aluminium
- UL Listed
- Bulb included
Design is an unceasing continuum, believes this Danish house, now owned by a second generation. Owner and creative director Jacob Gubi Olsen inherited the helm from his parents Gubi and Lisbeth Larson, who founded the business to showcase their postmodern furniture. Under Jacob’s watch, Gubi added a global focus to its roots in Copenhagen, with a cosmopolitan array of furniture, lighting and interior objects.
Alongside 20th Century icons such as Robert Dudley Best and Greta Magnusson-Grossman, the design house has championed a new wave of design studios including GamFratesi, Space Copenhagen and OeO Studio. “I started out with two very strong designs, Bestlite—a Bauhaus collection designed in 1930—and Gubi Chair, designed in 2003. I felt they had something in common,” says Jacobs. “Iconic appearance, functional design, high quality, aesthetic design language and adaptable for many different kinds of interiors. I took these values as a guideline for any new designs added to the collection ever since.”