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Aluclair 1970s Brutalist Table Lamp

Materials: Aluminium (burned). Metal strip, white Bakelite socket.

Height: 54 cm / 21.25”

Width: 26 cm / 10.23”

Base: ∅ 9 cm / 3.54”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 socket can be used.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Willy Luyckx.

Manufacturer: Aluclair, Lembeek, Belgium.

Other versions: Made in many varieties. Another one with a maroon lampshade is on display here on Vintageinfo.


Willy Luyckx was a goldsmith who worked for goldsmith Camille Colruyt before starting his own business in the 1960s. He also had an art center in nearby municipality Sint-Pieters-LeeuwUnder the name Aluclair he produced a hole range of items in this style, all made in this burned aluminium; ashtrays, candlesticks and more than 10 different lamps such as this one. The Aluclair company was active in the 1960s and 1970s. Willy Luyckx died a long time ago.

It’s possible that the design of these lamps is based on/inspired by a design by Pierre Forsell, who designed lamps in brass in this style in 1965 for the Swedish company Skultuna Bruk, as you can see below. At least there are enough similarities.

Lembeek is a small village in the municipality of Halle, some 20 km/ 12.4 mi from Brussels, Belgium.


Links (external links open in a new window)

Lembeek on Wikipedia

Skultuna mässingsbruk on Wikipedia

Skultuna mässingsbruk website

Meteor (film) on Wikipedia

Meteor (film) on IMDb

Another Aluclair table lamp on Vintageinfo

Brutalist lamps on Vintageinfo

Lamps in the movies on Vintageinfo

Lamps made of burned metal on Vintageinfo

Pierre Forsell table lamp for Skultuna Bruk, Sweden

Pierre Forsell Brass Brutalist Table Lamp, Skultuna Bruk Sweden, 1965

Another Aluclair table lamp designed by W. Luyckx. 

Aluminium Brutalist Table Lamp - Aluclair