Rare floor lamp designed by Harry Gitlin and produced by the Middletown
Manufacturing Company of Middletown, N.Y. Enameled metal and
bakelite. The table version is in MoMA's permanent collection.
Manufacturer: Middletown Manufacturing Company
About Harry Gitlin
Best known for his pioneering use of industrial materials in ornamental design, Harry Gitlin’s unique light fixtures adorn a range of public and private spaces across the globe, including Lincoln Center, Rockefeller Center, the Library of Congress, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Working closely with a rotating cast of seminal architects and interior designers, Gitlin emphasized the importance of lighting to the overall aesthetic of any space. He is lauded as the original architect of decorative uplights, the invisible fixtures that cast light and shadow to create dramatic, ambient effects.
American, 1914-1986, New York, New York