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Ben Swildens Table Lamp for Verre Lumiere 1970

Documentation Ample Provenance
Period 1950-1979
Materials Lacquered metal, satinated glass.
Dimensions
W. 9.84 in; H. 11.02 in;
W. 25 cm; H. 28 cm;
Creation Date 1970
Description Very rare Ben Swildens table lamp designed for the French manufacturer Verre Lumière in 1970. Verre Lumière produced lighting for many renowned French designers and served as French distributor for designs by the Italian firm Fontana Arte. Realizing lighting for numerous well-known commissions including George Pompidou’s private salon at the Palais de l’Élysée in Paris and the Embassy of France in Brazil, Verre Lumière grew to soon be the most prestigious and innovative French lighting design firm of second half of the 20th century.
The offered model here was designed by artistic director Ben Swildens and is made of satinated opaline glass and lacquered metal. It’s an exemplar of the firms characteristic geometric rigor and French sensuality. The same model was shown and sold at this years Design Miami.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 381719
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