David Cressey Lamp for Architectural Pottery with Maria Kipp Shade, circa 1960sAutomaton Vintage Furnishings
A wonderful combination of pieces by two seminal Mid-Century Modern designers who were both based in Southern California.
Revered in the 1960s for their intricate designs, artisan David Cressey's creations reflected the more organic trends seen in the beginning of the decade and were more textured than earlier pieces by other artists at Architectural Pottery.
Fabricated from glazed ceramic, the lamp consists of progressional furrows the length of the piece and indented foundation. The base color is a parchment hue over which is a shade of vicuna of various intensity and coverage, finished with layered abstract strokes of a soft graphite and russet reminiscent of palm fronds.
Designer-craftsman Maria Kipp dominated the mid century Southern California market with her firm, producing custom handwoven materials, as exhibited in this lamp shade. Only made in limited small quantities, her lamp shades are now quite collectible and rare. Comprised of woven chenille, wool, and lurex, this unique hand produced textile features shades of warm taupe and sand.
The complimentary styles and color palette used in both these pieces combine well to create a fitting partnership. The soothing neutral, organic tones would fit right in to any room. Some spaces these pieces would optimize are; a Mid Century Modern home, an earthy color schemed craftsman bungalow, Palm Springs hideaway, eclectic open floor planned loft or zen inspired apartment.
Contact us if you wish to only purchase the lamp or shade and we can split up the pair for you.
Measurements: Lamp 33” height x 8" diameter of base. Shade 17 1/4” height x 18" diameter. Overall height of lamp with shade: 35.5”.
Material: glazed ceramic, woven chenille, woven wool
Excellent vintage condition. As expected, minor signs of use commensurate with its age are evident. Please contact us for a full condition report.