Courtesy U.S. Postal Service Communications

Greta von Nessen's Anywhere lamp brought convenience and versatility to American consumers upon its introduction in 1951. Today, the lamp and its designer are again receiving recognition—this time as one of 12 household objects featured in a new U.S. Postal Service stamp series honoring leaders of 20th-century industrial design. The Pioneers of American Industrial Design series showcases the work of designers who defined the modern, sleek style that Americans first became attracted to in the 1920s, and whose work gained in popularity through the 1950s. And Nessen's lamp is not the only light fixture to make the list. Art Deco designer Donald Deskey's table lamp from the late 1920s is also featured, calling out his use of then-nontraditional materials such as chrome, aluminum, cork, and linoleum. Deskey and Nessen join fellow designers Walter Dorwin Teague, Norman Bel Geddes, Gilbert Rohde, and others featured in the series.