What does and illuminated pedestal, magazine rack, planter, torchier floor lamp, torchier table lamp, Neal Small, and George Kovacs have in common? This. This piece. THIS incredible piece attributed to Neal Small for lighting leader George Kovacs in the 1970s. It combines all these things into one fabulous piece! Comprised of chromed metal with black accents and an opaque Plexiglas top insert. In a simple square cylinder shape with angled cutouts for use as a magazine holder or planter. It can sit on the floor or sit on a table. It can be a lighted display pedestal or a torchier style lamp. The places you can use this piece and the combination of uses are endless.
Neal Small is a self-taught American artist and designer. He was primarily a freelance designer with a studio in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. In the 1960s he did designs for companies the likes of Beylerian Ltd and Raymor. And, in the 1970s, although he was called the Prince of Plexiglass, he collaborated with George Kovacs for this wonderful chrome piece along with several other similar pieces. He is now retired and living in rural Maine.
George Kovacs (1926-2007) in 1954 opened a store in Manhattan which imported modern and avant-garde lighting. In addition to being one of the biggest names in lighting, he is noted for designing with a sense of humor and bringing the halogen torchiere lamp to the United States. He once said…..It is far more interesting to have pools and spots of light bleeding into shadows than to have an evenly lighted room devoid of shadows.
How many times can you get this much design history and versatility in one item? This lamp…planter….magazine rack….pedestal….NEEDS to be yours.