Among the variety of favored materials used during the retro era when making table lamps, at least lamp stands, was wood and teak was a very popular medium due to its great durability. Teak table lamps look great even when left untreated and the many styles into which it could be fashioned made it extremely versatile.
Teak table lamps can be left as they are or they can be stained and polished to bring out the wood grain to its full display. You will find that teak was a very common medium for the Danish style of furniture and many teak table lamps can be found in this style.
Teak is a material that played a particularly dominant role in the Danish modern style of furniture making in the middle of the 20th century and today is virtually synonymous with the style. It was widely used for all kinds of pieces including table lamps and you can now find many examples of the work that will immediately recall the era from which it was made.
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These days teak is one of the kinds of wood that can be a touchy subject depending on the way it has been harvested. There are now sustainably harvested teak plantations and table lamps that are made today will often be made from this kind of teak.
Teak is one of the most popular types of wood to work with as far as craftsmen are concerned because it is such a fine grained wood. The resulting pieces of furniture such as teak wood lamps are usually fine looking pieces that are superbly handcrafted.
The teak lamp bases have been popular choices for more than half a century with Danish teak lamps using them as the platform from which quality designs are built.
Because teak can be readily worked by the craftsmen creating the lamp bases there is plenty of scope for the teak to be intricately carved into patterns that turn a plain wooden lamp into a much more decorative piece.
Some of the styles and names to look out for when buying teak table lamps include the many Eames Era teak table lamps, Bartolozzi teak table lamps, Legna teak table lamps. To get the best of the Danish teak era you should look for anything that was designed during the mid 20th century.
Searching through antique stores can be a very worthwhile exercise if you are able to find one of the many fine types of retro teak table lamps that were made. Something of this quality would add immeasurable retro style to a room.