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Robert Sonneman (American, b. 1943) for George Kovacs Torchiere, United States, c. 1990, iron, etched glass shade, copper accents, with maker's paper label, ht. 69 in.
Note: For more than four decades, New York City-based Robert Sonneman has been at the forefront of modern lighting design. In 1967 he launched his own lighting company under the Sonneman brand. Renowned for clean lines and innovative approaches, Sonneman's sleek, award-winning fixtures have become contemporary classics and have been displayed by the Museum of Modern Art, Chicago Art Institute, and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
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