Large table lamp by Nanny Still for Raak, The Netherlands, 1972
One of the rarer lamps by Raak Amsterdam (model D.2095). Designed by Nanny Still and manufactured in 1972.
Nanny Still (1926-2009) was a well-known Finnish glass designer. She studied at Finland's Central School of Arts and Crafts and graduated in 1950. She worked as a glass designer for Riihimäki Glassworks, Finland’s largest glassworks at the time, creating a variety of stylish and decorative glass objects.
Nanny Still was a very prolific artist who worked not only with glass but with a variety of different materials – such as ceramics, wood, steel, aluminium – designing different kinds of products such as flatware, jewellery and porcelain. Mango, the cutlery set she designed in 1973, is still today very popular.
Nanny Still mastered almost everything to do with art and industrial design, and was awarded the Pro Finlandia medal in 1972 and the Diploma of Honour at the Triennale in Milan in 1954.
This large table lamp has a polished steel shade and an anodized aluminium base comprised of five rings from which the middle three bear beautiful glass objects in greens and yellows. All five rings can be turned around individually thus creating different shapes.
In very good condition with no damages to the aluminium base and glass. The polished steel shade has some minor age related marks and a small distortion around one of the screws (hardly noticeable, see photo's). Maker's label present.
Checked and fully operational.