Cup+ Saucer Sconce: 25th Anniversary Edition
Re-introducing the Lamp that put CP Lighting on the Map
25 years ago, Christopher Poehlmann’s career focus on one-off art furniture and lighting shifted to a slightly more production driven enterprise. The culprit? The sudden and wide ranging popularity of a single small fixture called the Cup + Saucer Sconce. Set up at the back wall of their booth at the International Contemporary Furniture fair (ICFF) as a graphic beacon the Cup + Saucer Sconces turned out to be the draw that put CP Lighting on the world stage.
This year CP Lighting is pleased to introduce the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Cup + Saucer Sconce at BDNY trade fair in NYC November 11-12, 2018. Upgraded to hand blown glass made from up-cycled wine bottles, this new wall sconce retains the quirky charm of the original 1994 design made from salvaged thrift store Melmac plastic dinnerware.
The 25th Anniversary Edition is hand blown and available in a full spectrum of standard bottle glass colors, keeping with the CP Lighting values of sustainability and customization. Each sconce is unique, perfect for homes and hotels, restaurants and retail. The designer states “My original Cup + Saucer Sconce was a run-away surprise success back in 1994. We used salvaged Melmac dinnerware to build in variety and give these quirky sconces individual character. It seems fitting 25 years later to update the design that put CP Lighting on the map by using mouth blown up-cycled bottle glass. The new design adds a degree of luxe while retaining the recycled ethos of the original as well as it's mass customization appeal. “
In it’s heyday, the original Cup + Saucer Sconce was widely loved, garnering press coverage in publications as diverse as Metropolis and Country Living magazines, Around 40 publications across the globe published images of this sconce in the first year of it’s introduction alone. Part of its appeal was it’s cheeky good looks, but also the idea that CP Lighting was embarking on something new in the industry that would become known as mass customization. The salvaged Melmac used for the sconces was made in a wide variety of color and style variations, enough to give this product a one of a kind feel through mix-matching, but also gave the company the ability to match color choices to client’s desires. This hands on customization has been a cornerstone of CP Lighting products ever since.
Cup + Saucer Sconce 25th Anniversary Edition
designed by Christopher Poehlmann for CP Lighting
Mouth blown up-cycled bottle glass in a full range of standard bottle colors including clear, brown, blue and a variety of greens.
approximately 6” W x 8” H x 8” D
1 x E12 base bulb, 3-5W LED filament recommended or up to 60W incandescent