Gerald Thurston

Gerald Thurston (1914-2005) was an American industrial designer known for his contributions to the Mid-Century Modern design movement. He was born in Los Angeles and began his career as a graphic designer before turning his focus to lighting design.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Thurston worked for several leading lighting manufacturers, including Lightolier and Laurel Lamp Company. He designed a wide range of lighting fixtures, from table lamps and floor lamps to chandeliers and wall sconces. His designs were characterized by their clean lines, simple shapes, and innovative use of materials.
Thurston was also known for his collaborations with other designers, such as Eero Saarinen and Harry Bertoia, and for his work on large-scale lighting projects for public spaces, including the United Nations building in New York City.
Today, Thurston's designs are highly collectible and are considered icons of the Mid-Century Modern style. Many of his pieces can be found in museums and galleries around the world, and continue to be produced and sold by leading design companies.
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