ISSUE 28  |  Summer Whites

An Midcentury Lighting Company in Canada, by Way of Denmark

February 02, 2016 10:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Lotte and Gunnar Bostlund left Denmark for Canada in 1952 after their ceramic business was destroyed by a fire. After dabbling in other endeavors, the couple returned to their roots and founded Lotte Lamps. The lamps are still produced using the Bostlund’s master molds and are available in several different shapes and sizes and in 14 different glazes (ranging from eggplant to bone). Prices start at $125 for a 20-inch-tall model and go up to $475 for a 37-inch model; shades are included and are available in white fiberglass and natural linen. Go to The Modern Shop for ordering information; a good selection of vintage Lotte lamps is also available on 1st Dibs.


Above: A pair of vintage white matte Ceramic Table Lamps by Lotte Bostlund from Modern Cabin in Brooklyn. A new Lotte Lamps Model 1600 Lamp in matte bone is $249 CAD from the Modern Shop.


Above:  A vintage cobalt blue Lotte Bostlund Ceramic Lamp (base only) is $275 from West Coast Modern on Etsy.


Above: A pair of vintage Lotte lamps; the new Lotte Lamps Model 500 version in matte robin’s egg blue from the Modern Shop is $273 CAD. Photo via the Taste Setters.