Update: World of Tile has now closed. See our story on the liquidation sale going on through about Nov. 15 here.
On my second visit to World of Tile — the epicenter of New Old Stock tile and accessories for your vintage bathroom — I spent more time admiring these sort of strange but very interesting 1970s (I think) bathroom sconces and fixtures including soap dishes, toilet paper holders and shelves. They are black porcelain ceramic… they have very organic, rounded shapes… I am pretty sure they are Italian, because so much of what’s in-stock at World of Tile came from Italy… the prices are totally fair… and I think they would look amazing in a 1970s or 1980s retro bathroom renovation.
Here is another bathroom sconce — chrome fittings with pieces of glass acting bolted on. There were glass shelves and towel holders to match these sconces. So sorry that I do not have more photos — second visit, head stillll spinning. Guess I need a third visit…
I am betting the glass bathroom sconces came from the same manufacturer as the chandeliers in the next room. See this story for more photos of the Italian chandeliers.
Where to buy: World of Tile, Springfield, New Jersey