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Design Sleuth: Retro Wood Accordion Sconce

November 21, 2013 2:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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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.

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.

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

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.