1950s Floor Lamp
Materials: Black and white painted iron, nickel-plated brass. Brass socket.
Max height: 184 cm / 25.39” – adjustable.
Base: 36 x 37 cm / 14.17” x 14.56”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1950s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Mathieu Matégot (1911 – 2001) – attributed.
Manufacturer: Artimeta, Soest, The Netherlands – attributed.
In all probability this floor lamp was made by Artimeta, Soest, The Netherlands. The company was founded by Floris H. Fiedeldij and was active in the period 1950s – 1970s. Artimeta produced a lot of furniture with this perforated metal. After the bankruptcy, the company got a restart under the name Art Light. The company no longer exists.
Mathieu Matégot designed several items for Artimeta and most likely this beautiful floor lamp. After all, he patented the shape of perforation used for this lamp. Artimeta sold also lamps that were produced by the famous Italian company Stilnovo. This floor lamp was obtained in The Netherlands some years ago.
Someone suggested that it is a lamp made by Artiforte, another company from The Netherlands, but without any proof, unfortunately. More info about Artiforte can be found over here.