Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


A Pair of Brass and Acrylic Wall Lamps by Jacques Biny, France 1950s

$ 3,135
  • Description
    Lighting design has witnessed the emergence of numerous creative geniuses over the decades, but few have left as profound a mark on their era as Jacques Biny. This mid-century French designer has left an indelible imprint on the world of design through his innovative vision and timeless creations.

    The 1950s were a period of renewal, prosperity, and optimism following the ravages of war. It was in this context that Jacques Biny drew inspiration for his luminous creations. He was fascinated by the technological advancements of the time and sought to incorporate these advances into his designs. These lamps, with their combination of acrylic shades and brass wall mounts, encapsulate the era's design principles while delivering both form and function. The play of brass and acrylic not only adds a touch of opulence but also ensures durability and longevity.

    Furthermore, what makes these wall lights so remarkable is their unique proportions and ability to seamlessly blend into diverse interior settings. To create an attention-grabbing look, the clever design makes it look like each lamp was halved and delicately placed back together again. This makes for a neat optical effect, creating a sense of magnetism that draws each half towards the other. When lit, these lamps create an exceptional atmospheric light. These wall lights are a testament to Jacques Biny’s craftsmanship and talent.

    Today, Jacques Biny's creations are sought after by collectors and design enthusiasts worldwide. Biny was more than just a luminaire designer: he was a visionary whose work continues to illuminate our lives while reminding us of the importance of aesthetics, functionality, and innovation in lighting design.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some marks and scratches on the acrylic shades.

    3.94 in W x 4.72 in D x 10.24 in H
    10 cm W x 12 cm D x 26 cm H

    These lamps will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Brass, Acrylic
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some marks and scratches on the acrylic shades.
    Creation Date: 1950s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20232133
    Incollect Reference #: 720986
  • Dimensions
    W. 3.94 in; H. 10.24 in; D. 4.72 in;
    W. 10 cm; H. 26 cm; D. 12 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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