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Sunday, May 5, 2013

April 29–May 5, 2013: Shared vintage modern plastic design

Here are the items that were shared the week of April 29, 2013.  Included were  three lamps, two clocks, a tray table, drink coasters, and a chair.

Monday, April 29: Lamp on a tulip base.  Evokes the design of the ball chair.  The lamp is 17-1/2” in height with a circumference of 33-1/2”. The globe sits inside and is 25-1/2” in circumference.  The base is hard plastic, the globe is heavy glass.  Unfortunately painted black over original orange.

Lamp on a tulip base

Lamp on a tulip base

Tuesday, April 30: Gilbert Softlite lamp.  Both the base and shade are profusely stamped with the Gilbert name and patent information.  The lamp is 13” in height and 11” in diameter.

Gilbert Softlite lamp

Wednesday, May 1:  Blisscraft of Hollywood footed utility tray.  Bright green top with white folding legs.  The edge of the tray is scalloped and there is a recessed area for drinks.  Measures 21-1/2” long by 15-1/2” wide by 9” tall when the legs are in place.  Marked on the bottom:  Blisscraft of Hollywood Patent U.S.A. Pending

Blisscraft of Hollywood footed utility tray

Blisscraft of Hollywood footed utility tray

Blisscraft of Hollywood footed utility tray, imprint

Wednesday, May 1:  Vintage JVC Videosphere wind-up alarm clock.  Possible promotional item?  Measures 3” tall by 4” diameter.

JVC Videosphere wind-up alarm clock.  Possible promotional item?

JVC Videosphere wind-up alarm clock.  Possible promotional item?

JVC Videosphere wind-up alarm clock.  Possible promotional item?

Thursday, May 2: Slantime wall clock by Sëmk Design (2002).  This interesting wall clock features modernist space-age styling and a slanted, wedge shape. The second hand is the central disc.  The clock operates on a single "AA" battery. Measures 7” in diameter.

Slantime wall clock by Sëmk Design (2002)

Slantime wall clock by Sëmk Design (2002)

Slantime wall clock by Sëmk Design (2002)

Slantime wall clock by Sëmk Design (2002), box

Friday, May 3: Akzo Coatings Paint can lamp with a molded red plastic base and small paint can top. Measures: 9” deep 16” in height.

Akzo Coatings Paint can lamp with a molded red plastic base and small paint can top     Akzo Coatings Paint can lamp with a molded red plastic base and small paint can top

Akzo Coatings Paint can lamp with a molded red plastic base and small paint can top

Saturday, May 4: Set of four stacking plastic orange and yellow turtle coasters.  The coasters measure 5-1/4” long by 3-3/4” wide. The interior part where your drink sits is just over 2-3/4” wide. They are marked “Made in U.S.A.” on the bottoms.

Turtle coasters top

Turtle coasters bottom

Sunday, May 5: Acrylic Hollywood Regency style chair.  Tag is marked Hill Manufacturing Corp., Newburgh, N.Y.  White vinyl fabric seat.  Measures 30-1/4” height of back, 16” deep, and 18” wide with a 15” seat height.

Acrylic Hollywood Regency style chair     Acrylic Hollywood Regency style chair


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