Known for his surreal-shaped wood furniture, in 1969 Wendell Castle had an idea to create massive, plastic, floor lamps that were literally on the floor—and he did. But not a single person bought one priced at $300. Fast forward 40 years later and the lamps are a hit. The colorful, plastic, arched lamps were reintroduced this past June at the Design Miami/Basel fair in Switzerland. Castle believes the lamps are successful now because people are more into collecting design. The lamps which many would consider contemporary sell for around $30,000. What do you think of the 40 year old floor lamps?Image from the New York Times
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