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Object of Desire: Retro Stone-Cold Lamps by a Brooklyn Maker

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Object of Desire: Retro Stone-Cold Lamps by a Brooklyn Maker

June 25, 2018

Recently in our in-box: stoneware lamps from Brooklyn-based ceramicist Natalie Weinberger, made in her East Williamsburg studio. Available in three clays—black sand stoneware, “pale pitted glaze,” and vibrant terracotta—each lamp has a wheel-thrown stoneware base and a slip-cast, pleated ceramic shade that “serves as a quiet tribute to Weinberger’s family roots in the window blinds business.” The result is a lamp that feels cooly retro, in modern monochrome.

The lamps originated as part of Egg Collective’s “Designing Women II” exhibition this spring and are now available via Weinberger’s online shop. Take a look.

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Above: The sturdy Stone Lamp in Black Sand gets its hard-sand look from “a custom stoneware blend containing black basalt sand.” It measures 18.5 inches tall and is $1,950.
the stone lamp in terra cotta is bolder and—at  \2\2.5 inches tall—taller 10
Above: The Stone Lamp in Terra Cotta is bolder and—at  22.5 inches tall—taller and slimmer than its counterpart; $1,850.

Above, L to R: A detail of the twisted cord fittings; the pleated ceramic shade, evocative of retro window blinds.

the stately stone lamp in pale pitted glaze, &#8\2\20;white stoneware fini 13
Above: The stately Stone Lamp in Pale Pitted Glaze, “white stoneware finished in a matte textured pale glaze”; $2,000.
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Above: The lamp casts a “subtle gradient of light and shadow,” according to the makers. Weinberger says her educational background in historic preservation influences her work—here capturing the light cast by old-school blinds.

N.B.: Weinberger also accepts custom table lamp orders; contact her for more info.

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