New Interpretation of a Hurricane Lamp
Published on February 3, 2009 :: 3 Comments
Hurricane Lamp traditionally means an oil lamp with a glass chimney, which protects the flame in the wind. But truthfully, hurricane-force winds would just blow the whole lamp over. Not THIS lamp, however.
This is the latest of Steven’s original SAE Lighting lamps to appear, and it makes a statement. I asked him to describe the object that it is made from and he said, “It’s a machine part, I think. I don’t know. It’s really heavy.” Not particularly helpful.
But accurate – it’s really heavy. And I am sure it was part of something, at some time. It is made of iron, and is quite beautiful in an industrial way. It has presence. And if you felt the need you could bolt it to the table. Hey that’s it – it’s not a paperweight, it is a table-weight!
I am making light of it (so to speak) but it really is a wonderful and unusual piece of lighting, that would complement many settings – modern, industrial, even a sort of steampunk/victorian environment.
By tomorrow I will have this piece listed for sale (see the Current Inventory links on the right.) More about our newborn online blog shop in a few days – look for our Grand Opening!