My most favorite 50’s Kitsch Moss Lamp!!!

Submitted by ksupley February 12th, 2013
Certifikitsch WinnerClassique d Camembert

Here she is! My most prized 50’s Moss lamp. I figured why not go big since this is my first photo post!  I have been collecting the famous “Moss” lamps for the past 8 years and this beauty is one of my favorites of their designs. For those of you who do not know, these lamps were created by the Moss family in San Francisco after the 2nd World War and due to the lack of steel, they began designing the wackiest and most wonderful lamps in their small factory mostly by hand using fiberglass shades, plexiglass, ceramic figurines and details from designers such as Heidi Schoop, as well as motors to spin the figurines, fluorescent bulbs for dramatic effect, and even water fountains and radios in some models. WHOA! Enjoy! – KitschKyle

3 Responses to “My most favorite 50’s Kitsch Moss Lamp!!!”

  1. Allee Willis

    I had a few of these when I first started collecting in the early 70s. I was going to use them in a video set I was doing in the 80’s, I think it was either for Debbie Harry or The Cars, but they got smashed in the truck on the way so I had to disassemble them and use them as pieces in later sets and props. Which is the only way I get around losses like that psychologically.

    This one of yours is a real beauty. Looks to be in mint shape and contains everything but the kitchen sink. Which is what is so great and insane about these lamps. Am awarding it AWMOK’s highest honor, the Classique D’ Camembert for the sheer amount of girth, objects and ideas about into one space. Thanks for all the info on them as well.

    I’d love to see a close-up of the heavy metal telephone clock lighter lamp with Venetian blind shade poking into the left side of the photo too. I have that in the exact same motel green as well as one in speckled white. Does your lighter still work? Mine does though I haven’t tried it in about 20 years. It’s buried in my 2000 square-foot storage garage and would take about 5 years to dig a path to. I don’t think anyone else has posted one of those here in the museum so really would love to see yours close-up.

    Would love to see more of your collection here. Looks great! (Could’t post your other 2 entries because everything needs to be accompanied by photographs.) Welcome aboard!

  2. ksupley

    THANK YOU ALLEE!! I am so honored and happy that you appreciate these lamps as much as I! What other music videos did you do? I recently was drooling over a few 80’s videos, I think by the Cars, The Jets, and Weird Al’s Dare To be Stupid video: Did you have a hand in any of these?

    I will post a close up of the venetian clock/phone(not phone)/lighter lamp by the Trey Boye company right now!