This pair of elegant wall lights by Camer is representative of the sophisticated Italian design so prevalent during mid-20th century.
A brass semi circulr frame occupies the centre of each wall light and individual hooks are attached to them. Murano glass diamond-shaped rods are hanging on the hooks, and the reflections created by the clear glass form intricatly shaped, geometrical reflections. Glass made on the Venetian island of Murano is an important part of glass history. Pieces produced out of this type of glass, in particular lighting, are highly desirable making this pair of wall lights a unique find.
Gold detailing of the metal structure shines through the transparent rods, creating the illusion of light shining through the perfectly crafted Murano glass even when the light is not switched on. The geometric design of the wall lights is evocative of the designs prevalent during the Art Deco period, however, their design is also a demonstration of Italian mid-century priciples such as that of muted and functional design.
Paolo Venini (1895-1959), who was an Italian designer most celebrated for the use of Murano glass in his designs has collaborated with Camer on numerous pieces similar to this pair of wall lights. It is possible that the two light fixtures have also been designed by him.
The wall lights can be paired with a large Murano glass chandelier of a similar design, available here.
Artist / Maker
By Camer (Italian, active second half 20th Century)