Local artist receives international design award

Jul 11, 2014

Stuart Loten of Loten Art Lighting in Montville received a 2014 Niche Award for his Mr. Right table lamp.

The Niche Awards annually recognize excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft.

The Mr. Right table lamp was inspired by 1950s product design structure and interpreted in Loten’s own materials and aesthetic sensibilities.

The shade is hand painted silk using the “serti” silk painting method in which dyes are applied to the silk with bamboo calligraphy brushes.

The lamp base is made from steel, bent to shape, welded and finished.

The Mr. Right can be seen at the Samoset Fine Craft Show, Aug. 9 and10 at the Samoset Resort or Samosetfinecraftshow.com.

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