We’re thrilled to introduce four luminous new light fixtures to Rejuvenation’s Mid-Century Modern Collection: the Gamma, Meteor, Luna, and Foton. These forward-looking, space-inspired fixtures were first manufactured between 1953 and 1960, reflecting the excitement and optimism of the times.
The Meteor with Lacquered Brass inner bowl
The Meteor lifts up a dining room
The more elaborate fixtures of the group, the Gamma and Meteor, are defined by their striking crystal-ball-tipped rays. A description of these fixtures from the original catalogue still rings true today: “Radiating brass rods, capped with crystal spheres, add to the verve of this design.” We couldn’t have said it better. And indeed, our desire to preserve this “verve-factor” inspired us to reproduce these fixtures. These lights aren’t quite like anything else on the market: the perfect balance between retro and contemporary, sophisticated and spirited.
We think they’re a natural fit for mid-century homes, but they would also look stellar in stark industrial spaces or glamourous jewel boxes. Because they include hang-straight joints, they work on vaulted ceilings; and because you can select the length you want, they suit high ceilings, too.
The glamorous Gamma with Etched Glass inner bowl
Slightly more restrained but no less elegant are the Luna and Foton, well-proportioned semi-flush fixtures that can carry a space. Their smart, compact design makes them a good choice for rooms with lower ceilings. Think of them as a great way to add some pizazz to a quiet hallway or bedroom.
The Luna (left) and the Foton (right)
All four of these fixtures share an unusual double-bowl construction. The large glass outer bowl – produced by a family-owned, Indiana-based manufacturer – sports a lively “spirograph” pattern screen-printed on the glass. The glass itself is then heated in molds until it “slumps,” resulting in the graceful saucer shape.
For the inner bowl, you can choose etched glass (Luna and Gamma) or metal (Meteor and Foton). The choice will influence the type of light: etched glass will produce a diffuse semi-indirect light, while the decorative pinholes in the metal bowl create a subtle starlight effect. As for the metal finish, all four fixtures are available in Polished Chrome or Lacquered Brass.
Whichever design you choose, and wherever you choose to place them, just know that these new fixtures are conversation starters for sure – we can’t promise that they won’t steal the show at your next party!
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