Led Zeppelin is without a doubt one of the most influential and prolific rockbands to come out of the British rock scene of the late 60's. The pioneers of album-oriented rock (AOR), the band has sold more than 300 million albums worldwide! Founded by guitarist Jimmy Page in 1968, the band included lead vocalist Robert Plant, bassist/ keyboardist John Paul Jones and drummer/ percussionist John Bonham .
I originally made this lamp as a special request from my uncle, but couldn't stop tweaking the design so after a while I realized that I just had to put it up on etsy:)
The first picture is of the top which depicts the Icarus Logo of Swan Song records, the Icarus logo has actually never officially been associated with the band themselves but with the label they founded. But how many people hasn't seen someone walking down the street with this image and the Led Zeppelin logo on their shirt? So while maybe not officially a band logo, I believe the fans have spoken and as such could not resist adding it to the lamp:)
Now each side of the lamp depicts a different symbol from the unnamed "IV" album cover. Legend has it that each band mate decided on their own symbol.
In an interview Page said:
"After all this crap that we'd had with the critics, I put it to everybody else that it'd be a good idea to put out something totally anonymous. At first I wanted just one symbol on it, but then it was decided that since it was our fourth album and there were four of us, we could each choose our own symbol. I designed mine and everyone else had their own reasons for using the symbols that they used"
Of course this "anonymous album went on to be one of the most successful albums of all time including the hit "Stairway To Heaven" LOL
Bassist John Paul Jones' symbol, which he chose from Rudolf Koch's Book of Signs, is a single circle intersecting three vesica pisces (also know as pointy ovals:)). It is said to be intended to symbolize a person who possesses both confidence and competence.
Drummer John Bonham's symbol, the three interlocking rings, was picked by the drummer from the same book. It represents the triad of mother, father and child.
Singer Robert Plant's symbol of a feather within a circle was his own design.
Page has never publicly admitted what his symbol stands for or why he choose it, so I guess it is up to us the fans to decide for our selves:)
Please Notice that this lamp is a slightly different dimension then most of my others, This Lamp is approximately 6” on a side and 9” tall. It just works better with the patterns and designs aesthetically.
Please understand that each lamp is custom made, so the wood grains or shade will vary from the picture. But I do work to make sure each side matches on any individual lamp. Each comes with a 6’ cord with an inline switch. The socket is either for an E12 AKA candelabra bulb or a regular bulb (not included). The wire is rated to 75 watts but to avoid heat buildup only high efficiency CFL or LED bulbs around 5 watts (60+ Watt equivalent) should be used. The wood is 5mm pine or sandalwood ply with a rice paper backing to provide for a wonderful contrast. The wood ships unfinished to allow the natural grain to shine, But you can stain or otherwise finish the wood relatively easily to your liking. I designed them so that once the panels are slid into the base the base cannot be removed, but for bulb changing the top can be pulled off relatively easily. Each Lamp can be made and shipped usually within three days to a week of ordering. But that time really depends on how many orders I am working on. I ship using USPS priority with the US...I can ship internationally for special requests but the shipping rate will depend on the details.
The entire Lamp is designed to be flat packed for ease of shipping but is simple to assemble.
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