This event is being held at MidModMen+friends, 2401 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN.
This lamp, a classic specimen of the California artisan pottery movement from the mid century era, was designed by Bob Kinzie for Affiliated Craftsmen. Affiliated Craftsmen was founded in the early 1960s by Bob Kinzie and friends. This particular lamp was, according to Sandy Kinzie*, likely thrown by Bob’s partner, Phil Barkdol**, and features a walnut base.
Approximate measurements: Walnut base: 6.5″ diam., Pottery Vessel: 14″h x 10.5″ diam., 15.75″ to top of pottery vessel, 32.75″ to top of finial, and 38.5″ to top of shade (not original but is included w/purchase).
*A very special Thanks to Sandy Kinzie for providing us with authentication that this is, in fact, a Bob Kinzie designed lamp.
**Though we have seen Phil Barkdol’s surname spelled several ways online, we have chosen to use the spelling provided to us by Sandy Kinzie.
Previously we, here at Mid-Century Vibe, told you about our partnership with the fine fellows at MidModMen. We joined forces with them in order to open a bricks and mortar retail space in St. Paul, MN, with a limited lease. Originally, we had signed a four month lease just to see how things would go; if they went well we’d see what we’d do next and, if they didn’t go so well, we’d pack it in, call it a day, and be glad for all the fun we had.
As it turns out, it went well enough that we have decided to sign a one year lease and commit to staying in our new neighborhood for as long as we are welcome. We love the space, the neighborhood, the restaurants, the other mid century and vintage shops, and, well, the overall vibe of the place.
The store is called MidModMen+friends and we are the “+friends” part of the equation. We are regularly open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 – 5:00 with occasional Friday hours. The store is located at 2401 University Avenue, St. Paul, MN.
Here’s a link to a press release officially announcing our stay.