Sculptural twisted sheet metal floor lamp designed by Mart Van Schijndel for Martech, circa 1970. Uplighter with halogen light bulb. Can also be used with a LED bulb. The complex twisted shape results in a dramatic play of light and shadow. Great vintage condition, some minor wear to the original finish. Dutch architect Mart van Schijndel was one of the few Dutch architects to welcome Postmodernism with enthusiasm. A first compelling example of this was the façade for the National Institute for the Promotion of Arts Education (LOKV) in Utrecht (1984), where he applied broken columns and a rusticated motif. Van Schijndel liked Postmodernism because it drew attention to the gigantic reservoir of types, forms, motifs and material applications on which an architect could draw.