The original swing arm lamp

Quick overview

Designed by Walter von Nessen in the 1920s, the Nessen swing arm lamp exemplifies the Nessen trademark: simple elegance, functionalism and remarkable quality... all working together in perfect harmony.

The swivels, wall thickness of the arms and soldering methods are all features that make Nessen swing arms the best available.

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Product history

Designed by Walter von Nessen in the 1920s, the Nessen swing arm lamp exemplifies the Nessen trademark: simple elegance, functionalism and remarkable quality... all working together in perfect harmony.

The swivels, wall thickness of the arms and soldering methods are all features that make Nessen swing arms the best available.

The Designer

Walter von Nessen is an industrial design trailblazer and a champion of modern design. From the outset, his designs were the foremost examples of the modern trend. The progression of von Nessen styles range from the German deco of the early 20's to the American Deco of the mid 20's to the functionalism which dominated his work until his death in 1943. By combining functionalism with new materials, he helped establish a new design vocabulary.