mid-century table lamps

A client came to me with a pair of alabaster column shades and asked me to design and create table lamps to go with them, specifically in a danish modern teak mid-century style.  Although that style wouldn't normally use alabaster for the shades, they worked well with the design.

The wood used was an African teak called afrormosia.  It has a medium hardness level, a beautiful grain, rarely chipped when working with it and took stain very well.  The electrical cord used is an 18-gauge parallel cord with brown, cotton weave covering it and uses a 4-watt bulb to give off a soft glow and accent to the room.  After staining, a coat of Danish oil was applied for a soft satin luster.