Iconic mid-century lamp collection returns

2013-04-06T00:00:00Z Iconic mid-century lamp collection returnsMichelle Krueger Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 06, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Blenko hand-blown glass table lamps debuted in 1951 and were widely embraced by a new generation of homeowners looking to make glamour fun and functional. The vibrant colors and bold shapes of the popular lamp line were based on the company’s dramatic decanters with unique stoppers that made a statement. It wasn’t long before the similarly-styled finials became the signature accent of Blenko lamps.

Re-introduced late last year by Rejuvenation – a period reproduction lighting and house parts manufacturer in Portland, OR – you’ll find both classic and updated shapes and colors available from the original Blenko company of Milton, WV. Using Blenko’s historic techniques for glass gathering, blowing and molding, experienced teams of six people craft each individual glass lamp by hand, using a range of colors from the company’s proprietary formulas.

Rejuvenation then receives the glass vessels, assembles and wires them into lamps.

The new Blenko table lamp designs include five shapes: wave, flare, round, cylinder and carafe and eight different colors: clear, amethyst, emerald, turquoise, peacock, olive, ice blue and wheat. Decorative finials based on Blenko’s original decanter stoppers are also included along with an adjustable harp, sustainably harvested Eastern walnut wood base and drum shade in burlap, black linen or ivory linen. With the smallest lamp 30” and the largest 48” high, these lamps stand out as a functional piece of art whether used individually, in pairs or a group.

Go to rejuvenation.com to see how you can mix and match these beautiful American-made decorative vintage lamps in your home. Look for coordinating glass vases and decanters from Blenko coming soon to Rejuvenation.

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