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1950s Maison Arlus Table Lamp

Materials: Mat black painted wood square cube base. Square brass decoration on top. Brass parts. Arrow-head style bio-morph mat black painted wood. Embossed clear crystal glass rectangular beam lampshade. Brass E14 socket with a porcelain ring.

Height: 77,3 cm / 30.43”

Width: ∅ 16 cm  / 6.29”

Base: ∅ 10,7 cm  / 4.21”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.

Period: 19506, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Maison Arlus, Paris, France. 

Other versions:  This 1950s Maison Arlus table lamp exists in a few versions. It exists with several types of glass. Also a paper lampshade exists. Wall lamps are the same, but without the base. A very similar floor lamp was also made. Probably only made in black. The embossed glass lampshades were used for several other lamps.

Maison Arlus made several lamps in this style. Bedside lamps, table lamps, floor lamps, pendant lamps, chandeliers and wall lamps.

Maison Arlus

Arlus is a French company established in the 1950s. The name is derived from the two words Art and Lustre, chandelier in French.

The shop was located in the Avenue de Clichy number 7 in the 17th district in Paris. 

In the 1980s the Debbas Group acquired the company. They are located in 30, Rue Alexandre in Gennevilliers, not so far away from the old address on the other side of the Seine river in Paris.

The Debbas Group owns the brands Arlus, Buzzi & Buzzi, Roblon and Vice. They are all lighting companies.

Debbas – Arlus  – Today

Many thanks to Jef for lending this lamp.