Subscribe to our newsletter and receive updates, access to exclusive deals, and more!
- Santizer Dispensers
- Our Story
- Trade Program
Designed in 1999 by Mervin Weitz, our storied Mica 3 Light Arc Floor Lamp has long been one of our most popular designs. With good reason. The designer took inspiration from the early 1900s Arts & Crafts style lamps then paired their functional craftsmanship with classic mid-20th century modern elements. The result? An heirloom-quality light fixture that produces a warm, fiery glow only achieved through its natural Mica mineral shade.
The elegantly arched floor lamp features a trio of warm Mica shades with a dark wood base and bronze detailing. The overall look is one of historic charm and warm light. Slight variations due to the natural tone and pattern of the natural Mica minerals make each shade unique. Imagine the warmth and ambiance you will experience curled up on the sofa underneath the fiery glow of the Mica shades.
Design: Mervin Weitz, 1999
5 Year Warranty
The NOVA fixture’s mica shade panels are the same natural materials mined in quarries and used during the Arts & Crafts period by master lamp makers. Mineral mica flakes, combined with organic shellac, making each mica shade unique based on the mineral deposit patterns and range of colors of the crystals. Dirk Van Erp, a California coppersmith, was the first to make mica lampshades in 1910. When illuminated, the shades gave off a warm, fire-like glow and generates the light of a campfire or fireplace.
When searching for the ideal lighting for your room, choosing just one can be overwhelming. With that in mind, our Mica 3 light arc floor lamp offers dual functionality and easy plug-in operation. With its arching design, the Mica is a viable alternative to a ceiling fixture that requires an electrician, punching holes in drywall, painting, and patching. The Mica lamp provides a unique layer of warm dimmable lighting for those rooms with existing overhead fixtures or with no overhead lighting
With many of us adopting new lifestyles and tighter budgeting, our intentions turn towards investing in higher quality products that are made to last. Each NOVA design is created to last for decades and generations to come!
We are always delighted when we run across the original 1960s and 70s NOVA light fixtures, such as the Mica 3 Light Arc Floor Lamp, at estate sales, or high-end vintage lighting stores that are still in beautiful condition and working order. Many of our customers are enjoying their NOVA purchases after decades of use and come to use 30, 40, and 50 years later asking for replacement parts or inquiring about the origin of the design
Compared to other portable lamps on the market, our Mica shade lamp is of superior craftsmanship and is made using authentic materials and construction practices. We use natural mica minerals to compose each of the lampshades. This results in a unique look and illumination not found in other lamps with plastic shades made to mimic the look of Mica.
While the Mica fixture has a decidedly Mid-Century Modern aesthetic, you’ll find it melds beautifully across many styles in the design spectrum from contemporary to transitional to traditional Arts & Crafts. The Mica shade floor lamp’s trio of Arts & Crafts inspired lampshades to give it a vintage feel ideal for Boho, Eclectic, and period style decors.
Mica mineral shades paired with rich wood and metal are well-suited to Lodge, Mountain, or Rustic style room settings. In addition to providing a warm layer of light to your space, this bronze arc lamp’s versatile aesthetic allows you to keep your lamp even through decades of changing style preferences, moves, and renovations.
Since 1923, NOVA has been a designer and manufacturer of decorative lighting for the retail, hospitality, and design trade. As the oldest lighting manufacturer in North America, NOVA has become famous for utilizing woodworking and mixed materials with modern forms to create original designs that have not been seen before. We value craftsmanship and pay attention to the most minute details in our work.
NOVA of California’s Mica 3 Light Arc Floor Lamp features mica shade lamp panels that are made of the same natural materials that were mined in quarries and used during the Arts and Crafts period by master lamp makers. Learn more about Mica Mineral Arts & Crafts Lighting on our NOVA Ideas + Inspiration blog.
The Mica Floor Lamp lends itself to arts & crafts period styling. Our style guide discusses this intriguing design style and how you can bring it to life in your own interior spaces. Click to go to the Arts & Crafts Style Guide!
“Any lightbulb will do”…this is how many of us think of bulbs for our light fixtures. While bulbs may be an after-thought for many, you’ll see how the right bulb can illuminate your rooms and tasks like you never knew they could. From incandescent to LEDs, we cover everything you need to buy the right bulb for the right fixture! Keep reading about best light bulbs on our NOVA blog.
wildcoast – 9/13/2020
“We love the height and dramatic look of this lamp. It is exactly what we needed for our living room with high-ceilings. When we entertain, we dim the light lower to create a warm fire-light. During the day, we increase the intensity and it lights up our living room.
Here’s what else our customers are saying about the Mica 3-Light Arc Floor Lamp.
|Dimensions||50 × 52 × 86 in|
|Body Finish / Colour|
Bronze, Dark Brown
|Base Finish / Color|
|Base Length Width|
|Shade Top Dimension|
|Shade Bottom Dimension|
|Shade Vertical Height|
|Type of Bulb Included|
|Bulb Base Type|