Lamps in the movies
A Max Sauze Cassiopeia pendant lamp was used as a prop in the French comedy film “Jo” with Louis de Funés from 1971.
Lamps in the movies
A 1970s Max Sauze pendant lamp Orion was used as a prop in the 2018 French comedy film La Ch’tite Famille (Family is Family). Starring Dany Boon, Laurence Arné, Line Renaud and Pierre Richard.
1970s Max Sauze Pendant Lamp
Materials: Metal (iron) wire frame. Curved & folded aluminium slats lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord Length: 100 cm / 39.37’’
Height: 30 cm / 11.81”
Width: ∅ 28 cm / 11.02”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Max Sauze.
Manufacturer: Max Sauze Studio, France.
Other versions: This 1970s Max Sauze pendant lamp exists in several varieties. Max Sauze made many different lamps in this style, most of them are designed from the late 1960s until the late 1970s.
Today, the lights by Max Sauze are produced by Ekilux, the company of his son Sebastien Sauze.
Max Sauze was born in 1933 in Algeria. He first attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Algiers between 1953 and 1956, and then went on to study at the famous Ecole Camondo in Paris, France from 1956 until 1959.
During the 70s he quickly established his own recognisable style through the construction of bent aluminium strips on steel wire structures. Some Max Sauze lamps were also made in copper, such as the Mars and the Orion, and several others.
Today Ekilux, the company of his son Sebastien Sauze relaunched production of the iconic slatted aluminium lamps designed by his father at the end of the 60s. Ekilux is located in Provence in the South of France.
The Almeco Group France produces the lamps in Bandoxal (anodised aluminium).
Links (external links open in a new window)
La Ch’tite Famille (2018) film – Wikipedia
La Ch’tite Famille (2018) film – IMDb
The Max Sauze shop in the 1970s
Many thanks to Tinneke for the beautiful pictures and the enthusiasm.