‘PANAMA’ TABLE LIGHT

DESIGN: WIM RIETVELD 1954

PRODUCER: GISPEN CULEMBORG

MEASUREMENTS: H 72 CM, DIA SHADE 40, D 70 CM.

PRICE: ON REQUEST

Very rare original table light edition of the Gispen Panama series.
This great light was designed by Wim Rietveld for the Dutch Gispen company in 1954, together with the wall light and floor light of the same series. It is documented with picture in the Goed Wonen magazine of the fifties. The optimistic color scheme and the Panama-hat shade are typical hallmarks of modern fifties design. Mark the nice finishing details; the heavy duty construction of the adjustable arm and aluminium shade, and the solid metal heavy base. Very good condition with minor wear due to aging.

 

 

 

 

 

The Dutch Gispen furniture company was founded in 1916 by industrial designer Willem Hendrik Gispen (1890-1981) and mainly produced steel ( tubular ) furniture for home and office. Until the 1960ies of the 20th century the company worked with several famous Dutch designers such as Gerrit Rietveld, Wim Rietveld and Andre Cordemeyer.