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Issue 99 · Crowd Control · November 21, 2013

Design Sleuth: Retro Wood Accordion Sconce

Issue 99 · Crowd Control · November 21, 2013

Spotted a while back in a Danish modern kitchen in Adelaide, Australia: a vintage wooden accordion sconce that we have been coveting ever since. To find one like it, we expected to make late-night 1st Dibs searches and early morning flea market visits. But then, we came across a lookalike at West Elm ringing in at under $200.

Wood Accordion Light at Adelaide Home | Remodelista

Above: The vintage Danish accordion sconce of our dreams, shown here in the renovated Victorian home of Rebekah Cichero and family. Photograph via The Design Files.

West Elm Steel Sconce Remodelista

Above: West Elm's vintage-inspired Accordion Sconces, available in steel (shown above) or wood, $179 each.

Wood Accordion Light from West Elm | Remodelista

Above: The wooden version comes with a red cloth-covered cord threaded through the accordion base.

Interested in all things accordion-related? See an accordion partition in The Art of Flexible Living, Yokohama Edition, a DIY Accordion Book Keepsake from Angela Liguori, and more accordion sconces in Design Sleuth: Le Klint Wooden Accordion Lamp and An SF Architect's Guest Bedroom.

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