"Vintage Postcard Light Fixture"
Designer(s): Timerie Gordon, United States
Category: Lighting, Professional
About the Artist
The fixtures were originally designed to hang over the bar of a new Authentic Italian Restaurant named La Posta, translating to "The Post Office" giving recognition to the history of the building being a post office from 1920's-1940's. With the architecture being minimal and contemporary in style, and the food often being served family style in this neighborhood restaurant, my solution was to use authentic vintage postcards from Italy between the years of 1920-1940 some having been written on and mailed. The interior structure supports the cards and are simply secured with small compression rivets. The result is a fixture that evokes nostalgia and intrigue time and time again for the viewer. The size of the fixtures in the photo are 10"W X 25" L but I have made them smaller as well.