The first time a saw a Ben Seibel lamp, I was hooked. I then discovered some of his brass and copper work, amazing as well. I really hadn’t done a lot of research behind the designer or the other pieces he had designed. Turns out he has worked for several companies. Hopefully this will be a little insight as it was for me.
Text ViaJoseph “Ben Seibel was born in 1918 in Newark, New Jersey. Ben was an accomplished musician, playing piano as well as saxophone, clarinet, oboe, and flute. He began studying architecture at Columbia, interrupted by army service. After his discharge in 1945, he continued his education at Pratt Institute, changing his concentration to industrial design. Without completing his academic career, he set up his own studio where he worked with a small staff until his death in 1985 at age 67. His output, prolific and varied, included dinnerware, glassware, stainless steel flatware, metal and wood tabletop accessories, furniture and lamps.”
He is best known for his elegant yet minimalist collection of lamps calles 5000 series which he created for company Raymor. His detailed simple style is also evident in these table or floor lamps with perforated and colorful shades and round bases which represent distinctive style of American 1950s lightning design. Text Via