Gleaming ribbons of bent lucite rods loop between chrome supports set into a mirrored base to form this magazine rack, a modern classic by Dorothy Thorpe.
Born in Salt Lake City in 1901, Dorothy Thorpe was a mid-century American artist who designed beautiful glassware and ceramic pieces out of her Los Angeles studio. Like many of her mid-century contemporaries, such as Georges Briard and Fred Press, she was a designer, not a manufacturer, of glassware. She purchased simple blank glassware, mostly crystal, from U.S. and European manufacturers and decorated them with her personal designs. She was also known for her silver overlay and paint speckled glass pieces which included all types of glassware and punchbowl sets.
The show Mad Men, showcased her popular silver rim roly poly glasses which collectors adore. These items are incredibly coveteted and always increasing in value. Thorpe is forever elegant and classic.
I just love this incredibly chic magazine rack and it would add the perfect touch of 1960’s glamour to your home.
Price: 420 GBP
Creation Date: c. 1960
Materials: Lucite and Mirror
Height: 12 in. (30 cm
Creator: Dorothy Thorpe
Length: 15 in. (38 cm)
Depth: 9 in. (23 cm)