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Rare Rotaflex pendant, John and Sylvia Reid ca 1957

A funky and highly innovative mid-century pendant. Rotaflex lamps were handmade with strings of cellulose acetate, an early form of plexi. At the time many people initiale thought it was glass and they were surprised by the light weight of the material. In 1957 Rotaflex won the CoID design of the year award for their simple, clear designs the lively colors and the unique warm light effect.

This one does not emit blue light, which would be a bit cold. Only the bottom is transparent, so it only shines downwards, making it suitable as a lamp above a table. The bulb holder is original, made from bakelite. These lamps are rare. Especially a big two tone one like this one. It is still in an absolute mint condition, looking as funky and fresh as ever. 

  • Designer

    John and Sylvia Reid
  • Manufacturer

  • Year of design

    Ca 1957
  • Country

    United Kingdom
  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    H: 21,5, diam: 37 cm
  • Condition

  • Price

    Sold, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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