One look at these beautiful lamps and we’re in love! In 1932, Ted Stiffel introduced the Stiffel Lamp Company in Chicago, Illinois, bringing innovative and intelligently crafted lamps into the home furnishings industry. Known for their fine craftsmanship, blend of modern and classical designs, and careful weighting, Stiffel lamps were affectionately known as functional sculptures. Stiffel created many of the most popular lamps of the 20th century, using pewter, brass, and bronze to achieve their iconic designs. Some of their more unique designs consisted of marble or ceramic mixed-medium bases. Stiffel lamps came in a variety of styles ranging from Hollywod Regency to Neoclassical Revival, even jumping on the Bohemian trend of the 60s and 70s with curvy spindle lamps that hinted at the Far East. There was really a Stiffel lamp to fit every room of the home and any design aesthetic. Perhaps the most well-known design is the Stiffel Pole Lamp, a long vertical pole with rotating lamp fixtures along its length. This modern and minimalist lamp found its fame in the 40s and 50s, taking up little space to bring light virtually anywhere. Stiffel also had a number of collaborations with renowned designers like Tommi Parzinger, which brought funky Mid-Century Modern lamps to the market emblematic of his idiosyncratic, cosmopolitan style. Set a pair of vintage Art Deco Stiffel table lamps on your nightstands to make bedtime feel more luxurious, or place a Modern floor lamp in the living room if you’re looking for a more minimalist look.
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