François Monnet Table Lamp
Materials: Polished stainless steel. 4 Bakelite sockets.
Total height: 40,5 cm / 15.94”
Width: ∅ 30,5 cm / 12”
Base: ∅ 13,5 cm / 5.31”
Electricity: 4 x E14 bulbs, 4 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, preferably a small round one.
Period: 1960s – 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: François Monnet – attributed.
Manufacturer: Uginox, Paris, the company of Editions Monnet F. & B.. In the 1970s it became Kappa.
Designers that worked for Uginox/Kappa were, among others Joelle Ferlande, Maria Pergay and François Monnet.
Often described as a lamp by Maison Charles, but it is not. An e-mail from the Charles Paris company confirmed that it is not a lamp by them. Maison Charles produced some lamps in stainless steel.
Often described as a lamp made by Reggiani. Reggiani made similar lamps.
Sometimes described as a lamp made by Max Sauze. Max Sauze produced/produces lamps in aluminium.
Other versions: Sightly different versions and a floor lamp.
Stainless steel lamps in this style were among others designed by Robert Sonneman (USA), Louis Durot (France), Henri Mathieu (France), Michel Boyer (France). Stilnovo produced the Spinnaker lamp designed by Corsini and Wiskemann in 1968.
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