1980s Pagoda Table Lamp
Materials: Cream lacquered beam base in wood. Polished brass rims around the base. 4 rubber feet. Brass rod. Pagoda fabric lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.
Total Height: 62 cm / 24.40”
Height: 41 cm / 16.14”
Lampshade: 25 x 36 cm / 9.84 x 14.17”
Base: 9 x 23 cm / 3.54 x 9.05”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Le Dauphin, Saint Marcellin, France.
Other versions: This 1980s pagoda table lamp was probably made in some varieties.
Le Dauphin: Located in the heart of the region Rhône Alpes since 1966, Le Dauphin is a brand famous for its high-end luminaires and its timeless style. The artisan factory is located in Saint-Marcellin, some 50 kilometers from Grenoble.
Today Le Dauphin offers a wide range of light fixtures, from classic ceramics to decorated metal, through the transparency of hand-cut glass.
“To dress the light so that it becomes a source of decoration” is the motto of the Le Dauphin company.
The company name has it’s origin in the former name of the province were it’s located: Dauphiné.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components. VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno. VLM Components became famous for the switches they produce which were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.
Lamps in the movies!
2 similar pagoda table lamps were used as a prop in the 1982 comedy film Trail of the Pink Panther. Starring Peter Sellers, David Niven, Herbert Lom, Richard Mulligan and Joanna Lumley.