atomic 2-tier lamp shade
size: XL 18″ diameter
color: bright olive
material: translucent fiberglass lampshade parchment
The googie atomic shape is classic 1950s mid-century design. The atomic lighting style usually consists of a main drum tier, and one or two angled “atomic” tiers. The “atomic” designation might reference a vague resemblance between the angled tier and a mushroom cloud, or perhaps the overall geometry of the atomic 3-tier simulates the path of an atom about the nucleus. Whatever the actual derivation of the term, the simple geometric shapes of drum, curve, and angle are instantly recognizable mid-century atomic age design.
Meteor Lights makes the regular atomic style lamp shade in four sizes: small (10 inch diameter), medium (13 inch diameter0, large (15 inch diameter), and XL (18 inch diameter). The diameter references the main drum shade tier. Shade height an be increased or decreased by adjusting the height of the drum tier portion.
A staple of mid-century design, the atomic 2-tier shade works great as a lampshade or as a pendant lamp.