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1950s Spearhead Wall Lamps

Materials: Maroon, burgundy painted round iron wall mount/base. Gold or brass painted round iron wall plate. Curved brass rods and parts. Clear red acrylic arrows. Conical tubular embossed clear glass lampshades. White Bakelite E14 sockets.

Height: 30 cm / 11.81”

Width: 20 cm / 7.87”

Depth: 12,5 cm / 4.92”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used, a clear candelabra bulb is preferred. 

Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Raymond Lunel – attributed.

Manufacturer: Maison Lunel, Paris, France – attributed.

Other versions: This 1950s spearhead wall lamps exists in a few variations, also a chandelier and floor lamps were produced. The floor lamp on the left with the red arrows/spearheads can be found over here on Vintageinfo.

Maison Lunel

Ets R. Lunel, later in time it changed into Maison Lunel was founded by entrepreneur Raymond Lunel. He began his career by opening a small electricity store in the rue Fontaine, Paris.

Raymond truly began his career in the 1950s by opening his “Royal Luminaire” factory in Montreuil. He undertakes to publish his lighting designs in series, and shares his passion with renowned designers Renée Mathieu, Robert Mathieu and Pierre Guariche. Raymond Lunel passed away in 1978.

Today, granddaughter Agathe Lunel perpetuates the spirit of Maison Lunel by undertaking the reissue and modernisation of Editions Lunel. After having undertaken studies of applied art, Agathe gives life to the story of his grandfather, reinterpreting the great classics iconic of the 50s.

Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.

Links (external links open in a new window)

Maison Lunel website


Lunel lamps

1950s spearhead floor lamp

Lunel Publicity 1953

Lunel Paris, France lighting publicity 1953

Lunel Publicity 1954

Lunel, Paris, France, lighting publicity 1954