An incredibly rare pair of wicker lamps from the 1970s. These are by the infamous Mario Torres Lopes who was renowned for producing lighting & living ware all made in wicker and bamboo. The bulbs are located in their hanging coconut feature. The lamps are in incredible condition for their age with only a couple of repairs to the rods of the leaves - the leaves are each on individual rods which can be moved around to ones taste. There is also a little patina to the top of the actual light fixture where the bulb lies.
Mario Lopez Torres was born in 1952 in Mexico City. At the age of twenty, he went to Altepeje/Puebla to study weaving techniques and began to experiment with metal frames. He moved to America and in 1973 he visited the renowned artists Ana Pellicer and James Metcalf and became a student of the couple for a season in metal handling techniques. His innovative and artistic products started to attracted a lot of attention among international designers. Today, Mario continues to apply new designs and techniques. He continues to contribute to inspiring a considerable number of artisans and scholars to find and cultivate their own creativity.
- Mexican Designer made in the USA
- (h) 56 x (max w) 56 x (base) 25 cm
- Currently fitted with a two pin European plug
- Sold as a pair
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