Tubular lamp: industrial design in the home

Made from exposed tubular steel, John Crichton’s lamp brought industrial materials and processes into the domestic interior and would have seemed radical in 1950s New Zealand. By exposing materials in this dramatic way, Crichton celebrated a new age of affordable industrial design for the home.

For Modern Living Te Papa decided to recreate it using historic photographs, as Curator Decorative Arts & Design Justine Olsen describes here: