Price Point: $600
"The Bocce Table Lamp is inspired by old world hand craftsmanship, the type that was made in Europe in the 1950s and before. A time before low quality mass production or a throw away mentality, items that people valued in their homes because of their quality....."
"These items were not made of resin and plastic, but less toxic materials; like ceramic, glass, wood.
This lamp is the first in a collection I am having manufactured by a small ceramic manufacturer near Pompeii Italy. The lamp in the photo is the first proto-type, but another is on the way. I also attached a 3D drawing. The feel is old world but with a contemporary slant."
Designer: Emily Robin
Location: New York, NY
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