Another interesting object, or even a collector's rarity, in our conservation work is lampshade made by Apolinary Gałecki, post-war architect and designer from Warsaw. Already the artist's biography sounds like material for a movie: he was a soldier of the Home Army, he fought in the Warsaw Uprising, he was imprisoned in concentration camps, he was in the ranks of the Polish branch of the American army. After World War II, he returned to Poland, where he received a Master of Architecture Degree at the Warsaw University of Technology. In the years 50-70's he worked as a designer for "Stołeczne Zakłady Metalowe". He designed floor, table and ceiling lamps. According to our customer (owner of the lampshade), the lamp was made only in 50 copies! Today, projects by Apolinary Gałecki are considered the classics of Polish industrial design, and the creator himself as the icon of design.
The condition of the lamp required meticulous gluing of the elements. It is important for the customer to collect and bring us as many shells as possible (even the smallest ones!) The more you can collect, the better the final effect. However, even the missing parts can be reconstructed - using special resins we fill gaps, adjusting the color and structure of the glass.