Agate Table Lamp
Materials: Brass, wood and 2.2 cm (1.18”) thick agate slice. Bakelite socket.
Height: 22 cm / 8.66”
Width: 20 cm / 7.87”
Base: 10 x 13 cm / 3.93 x 5.11”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of lamp can be used, preferably a long clear light bulb.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designers that worked with minerals: Willy Daro, Jacques Duval Brasseur, Henri Fernandez, Maison Honoré, Stan Usel, Isabelle Masson, Richard Faure, Isabelle Faure, Georges Mathias, and many others.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: Different sizes, colours, other minerals, corals, shells and so on.
These lamps are generally attributed to the famous Belgium artist Willy Daro, who was the owner and creator of Les Nouveaux Ateliers Willy Daro SPRL, in Brussels, Belgium.
In the beginning of the 1970s almost every lamp-company produced lights in this style. Often made in Italy, France and Belgium.
It’s possible that this lamp is from his factory, because it was bought in Belgium and it is from a high quality, but we possibly will never know.
Below are 100% genuine Willy Daro lamps, the pictures were taken from his sons website a couple of years ago. The website no longer exists. The company itself ended business in 1987.
In Willy Daro’s factory worked several people, many lamps are not by his hand, but they are all handmade, off course. They also produced lights for other companies.
These lamps became popular because at that time the collecting of minerals, gems, fossils, shells and corals boomed. In almost each city appeared a store that sold minerals, fossils and corals, and also due to Willy Daro who made these lights famous.
Table Lamps made by Willy Daro