I recently acquired a big catalog of Moe Lighting from 1969, and I am going to be showcasing the different collections. I find many of them “amusing” and at first glance, “tacky.” But you know me — give me enough time to absorb the aesthetic and soon enough, I’m in luv. Take the chandelier above. It was only a few weeks ago that I learned about brutalist style. So now I can slot this lighting design right into that movement… kinda combined with Mediterranean, I’d say — and appreciate the combo totally. Hey, I’d put it in my house! Click on through for the entire section of “Contemporary Lighting” from the 1969 Moe Catalog — including some super favorites: Honeycomb and Mosaic.
We first saw the Moe Honeycomb lighting, above, in Granada Hill Greg’s house — be sure to see that story, it goes all the way back to the early days of the blog, June 2008. Granada Hills Greg is a neighbor of LA Leslie. Remember how we helped her and husband Aaron win the contest that got their “Kramer House” named the “favorite residence in LA?” This lighting sure is gorgeous — the colors are called Tangerine-Gold and Emerald-blue.
Across the page from Honeycomb is the Fiesta, above. “Vibrant Fiesta… Moe Light’s response to the refreshing trend toward colors. Deep color bars form brilliant contemporary mosaics,” the catalog says. Note the little R-254 near the bottom left. That’s a tube-ish that attaches to recessed can lighting. The same basic design is available for the Honeycomb. Can you imagine!
Before I serve up all the photos in a slide show — and yes, there are more! — I had to showcase this one, above. It is being called “modern” yet reflecting the “robust romanticism of Florence.” Morever: Note the Monstera Deliciosa in the background. The quintessential mid century modern house plant — again!
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