Jazz inspired lamp series was designed as part of the my thesis while at R.I.T.’s school for American Crafts.  “Jazz as Inspiration” was the basis for my thesis work and this lamp was designed from a jazz tune performed by Benny Goodman  entitled “don’t be that way”.  With the help of John Beck who was the head of percussion at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.  I learned how to dissect a jazz tune to isolate the musical elements so they could be applied to a piece of furniture.  Once the musical parts were separated I transformed them into the basic design elements of the lamps.   As you can see these lamps are very gestural and seem to have movement while they are standing still, which is a natural by product of this design process.  These lamps come in four  variations; Jazz Inspired Original, Jazz Inspired Lamp II, Jazz Inspired Lamp II mini and Jazz Inspired Twisted Variation.  All of these variations were offshoots of the Original design that I created in graduate school.  Each piece utilizes exotic veneers and inlays.  In addition each lamp features a solid wenge spheres at the top of the lamp and as the finial.  All of my lamps feature solid metal cluster heads with articulating sockets, 60 watt equivalent LED bulbs, a silk cord and a in line dimmer.  These pieces are timeless and will last forever.

Jazz Inspired – twisted variation – elm burl, wenge, glass, polished nickel, LED bulbs, inline dimmer.
Jazz Inspired  II mini – rosewood, wenge, polished nickel, glass, LED bulbs, inline dimmer
Jazz Inspired  II mini – satin wood, wenge, polished nickel, glass, LED bulbs, inline dimmer
Jazz Inspired Original 2016 – redwood burl, cherry, wenge, polished nickel, LED bulbs, inlne dimmer, glass.
Jazz Inspired Original 2016 – walnut, fiddle back walnut, wenge, polished nickel, LED bulbs, inline dimmer
Capitalist Lamp – carbon steel, brass, glass, LED bulbs, inline dimmer.
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Jazz Inspired II Mini – cherry, black milk paint, 3 stage touch dimmer, brass cluster head, glass, silk cord, 12 x 12 x 16.
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Jazz Inspired  II Mini – cherry, black milk paint, 3 stage touch dimmer, brass cluster head, glass, silk cord, 12 x 12 x 16.

 

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Jazz Inspired II – fiddle back maple, wenge, glass, brass, 3 stage touch dimmer, silk cord, 16 x 16 x 25.
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Jazz Inspired II – fiddle back maple, wenge, glass, brass, 3 stage touch dimmer, silk cord, 16 x 16 x 25.
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Jazz Inspired II milk painted Version – milk paint, glass, silk cord, brass, 3 stage touch dimmer, 16 x 16 x 25.
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Jazz Inspired Original -redwood burl, cherry, ebony, glass, brass, 3 stage touch dimmer, 16 x 16 x 25.
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Jazz Inspired Original Lamp – fiddle back maple, birds eye maple, ebony, glass, brass, 3 stage touch dimmer, 16 x 16 x 25.
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Jazz Inspired Original Lamp – fiddle back maple, birds eye maple, ebony, aluminum, glass, brass, 3 stage touch dimmer, 16 x 16 x 25.
twisted floor lamp series
Twisted Floor Lamp Pair –  cherry, mahogany, wenge, maple, milk paint, glass, 150 watt halogen bulb, glass, 84 x 16 x 16.
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Twisted Floor Lamp – cherry, mahogany, wenge, maple, milk paint, glass, 150 watt halogen bulb, glass, 84 x 16 x 16.
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Twisted Floor Lamp Detail – cherry, mahogany, wenge, maple, milk paint, glass, 150 watt halogen bulb, glass, 84 x 16 x 16.
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Twisted Floor Lamp Detail – cherry, mahogany, wenge, maple, milk paint, glass, 150 watt halogen bulb, glass, 84 x 16 x 16.

Textured Table Lamps- mahogany, wenge, 60 watt dimmable LED bulbs, glass, brass cluster head, 15x15x25
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Pin Stipe Floor Lamp -unknown exotic wood, prisma color pencil, aluminum, 150 watt halogen bulb, maple, glass, 68 x 10 x 10.
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Pin Striped Floor Lamp – unknown exotic wood, prisma color pencil, aluminum, 150 watt halogen bulb, maple, glass, 68 x 10 x 10.
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Pin Striped Floor Lamp – unknown exotic wood, prisma-color pencil, aluminum, 150 watt halogen bulb, maple, glass, 68 x 10 x 10.
twins table lamps
Twins Table Lamps – mahogany, brass, glass, silk cord, 3 stage touch dimmer, 16 x 16 x 25.
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Jazz Inspired Lamp – Twisted Variety – fiddle back sycamore, ebony, polished chrome cluster head, aluminum, 16 x 16 x 36.
Jazz Inspired II mini, fiddle back maple, wenge, polished nickle, glass, led bulbs.
Jazz Inspired Original, Amboyna Burl, Ebony, African Mahogany, Glass, 16 x 16 x 25.
Jazz Inspired Original-unknown exotic burl, african mahogany, ebony, slumped glass shade.