A unique and fascinating Mid Century, rectangular, wood tile table lamp, designed by Harris Strong, circa 1960’s. Features multicolored inlaid ceramic tiles in shades of blues and greens. Truly a rare work of art, this lamp is sure to spark curiosity and conversation in any space or setting!
Condition Report: Construction sturdy; good working condition, lighting mechanism and cord intact.
Creator: Harris Strong (designer)
Place of Origin: USA
Date Of Manufacture: 1960s
Period: Mid-Century Modern
Materials And Techniques: Wood, ceramic tiles
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Measurements: 40″ tall to top of final x 25″ tall to top of lamp shade base is 9″ wide x 5 1/2″ Deep
Harris Strong Biography
In the early days, industrious artist Harris Strong benefited from the inspiration and financial assistance of his aunt, Henrietta Strong. He enrolled at NC State, where he majored in chemical engineering to understand the science of glazing. After serving during World War II, he completed his degree and enrolled in ceramic classes at New York University. While working as an engineer at Brooklyn’s Kelby Pottery, he and Kelby’s chief designer, Robert Krasner, partnered to form the Potters of Wall Street.
After Potters of Wall Street dissolved, artist Harris Strong worked for American Art Industries, but never abandoned his dream of having his own company. He formed Harris G. Strong, Inc., in 1950, where he created award-winning decorative ceramic pieces. With the growing popularity and demand of Harris Strong’s paintings and artwork for sale, his business achieved international success.