Maison Jansen Palm Tree Floor Lamp
Materials: Burned brass, brass, wood. White pebbles, Bakelite sockets.
Height: 168 cm / 66.14”
Width: ∅ +- 88 cm / 34.64”
Base: 33 x 33 cm / 12.99 x 12.99”
Electricity: 3 light bulbs E27, 3 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. Any type of light bulb can be used but a gold crown/bowl/cup light bulb is preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Maison Jansen, Paris, France.
Other versions: Made in different forms and sizes with this burned brass. Many different palm trees, reeds, flowers, pineapples… were made.
These floor lamps are mostly attributed to the famous Maison Jansen Company, but there were many artists and companies who created these lamps. Christian Techoueyres was one of those designers. Some of these lights are signed, most are not.
Maison Jansen or House of Jansen, was a Paris-based interior decoration company founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen. It was located at 23, rue de l’Annonciation, Paris. Today the house is the Maison Jansen museum and it also promotes contemporary artists.
The Germany company Hans Kögl is a manufacturer that still produces big palm tree floor lamps.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Website of Maison Jansen
Maison Jansen Facebook
Maison Jansen on Wikipedia
Oscar, the film from 1967 on Wikipedia
Oscar, the film from 1967 on IMDb
Virtual Louis de Funès museum
Hans Kögl palm tree floor lamps on the Hans Kögl website
Maison Jansen lamps on Vintageinfo
Other lamps in the movies on Vintageinfo
Another Maison Jansen floor lamp on Vintageinfo:
A Maison Jansen palm wall lamp was also used as a prop in the Edouard Molinaro comedy film Oscar from 1967. A movie with French comedy actor Louis de Funès (1914-1983). Here together with a Raak Fuga wall lamp and a Raak pendant lamp. Several other lamps by Raak Amsterdam, Artemide, and others.