Design Review: Volume 5, Issue 2 (May-June 1953)
Shopping — Pottery and Light Fittings
Pottery and Light Fittings
These two pages have been devoted to showing a selection of pottery and light fittings available in New Zealand at the moment. Some have been designed or made in New Zealand, and we hope there will come a time when this page can be filled with only those.
The photographs on this page are by Tony Pausma and those on the opposite page are by Olaf John.
A pitcher bowl and cruet set made by Leonard Castle, a potter of Auckland. His work can be seen at Brenner Associates, Dominion Road, Auckland, together with the bamboo mat on which they stand.
This delightful pottery is by ‘Nittsjo’, a firm of manufacturers in Sweden. There is a whole range of their pottery available in the showrooms of Brenner Associates, Dominion Road, Auckland.
A platter and jars, some more pottery by Leonard Castle, of Auckland, photographed in the showrooms of Brenner Associates, Dominion Road, Auckland.
For the Table
1. With a shade of off-white parchment, slender wooden stand and metal base, this well-designed table lamp can be bought at Stocktons, Woodward Street and the British General Electric Company in Lower Taranaki Street, Wellington. Price £7/15/6.
2. This table lamp is functional in form and is cheerful decoration. The metal stand, light yellow in colour, supports a deep red anodised aluminium shade which may be turned in different directions. It is on sale at Furniture Fashions in Willis Street, Wellington, and costs £4/19/6.
Although we give considerable thought to the adequate lighting of rooms in the daytime we often put up with poor lighting in these same rooms at night.
It is possible to arrange more efficient electric lighting through a careful placing of lights in addition to or in place of the central hanging light. These may be standing lights, table lamps or wall lights. A light fitting in the right position for work in the Kitchen, in the Bedroom for seeing clearly in the mirror, or, in the living areas for reading and writing, should be a normal feature of our homes, yet it so rarely is. Light fittings of good design are appearing in our shops, and more imagination is being shown in the texture of shades, so it is possible now to have lights which are efficient and decorative.
These photographs show only a few of the adaptable light fittings which are designed for a variety of needs.
For the Floor
3. The dull black metal stand is about four feet high, the wide shallow anodised aluminium shade is red above and off-white inside with a copper reflector over the bulb. The shade is available in a variety of colours. Price £11/17/6 at Furniture Fashions in Willis Street, and Stocktons, Woodward Street, Wellington.
For the Wall
4. Brenner Associates in Dominion Road, Auckland, have these flexible “gooseneck” wall fittings on sale. The chromium flex is eleven inches long and supports the anodised aluminium shade which is available in a variety of colours. Price £3 and £3/1/6. Also at Stocktons, Woodward Street, Wellington.
5. Another type of wall light is this decorative fitting also on sale at the British General Electric Company. The supporting arms are of brass coloured metal, the shades of stiff white muslin spotted in red. Price £3/16/6.
6. This light fitting of pale grey anodised aluminium is designed to screw to a wall through a bracket hidden by the circular base. The shade may be turned in different directions. Price £4/9/6 at the British General Electric Company.