Vintageinfo – All About Vintage Lighting

Last Viewed

Vintageinfo Google Search

Aluclair Aluminium Table Lamp

Materials: Tubular aluminium base with burned holes. Round beige fabric lampshade. White painted Bakelite E27 socket.

Total Height: 50 cm / 19.68”

Lampshade: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”

Height: 41,5 cm / 16.33”

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: This Aluclair aluminium table lamp exists in many varieties. Several others are on display, here in Vintageinfo.

The style of these type of lamps is often named Brutalist. Not to be confused with the Brutalist architecture, or Brutalism from more or less the same period. That’s something completely different.

Aluclair

Willy Luyckx was a goldsmith who worked for goldsmith Camille Colruyt before starting his own business in the 1960s. He also had an art centre 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 many different lamps such as this one. He also produced chandeliers, tables, chairs, all in this burned aluminium. The Aluclair company was active in the 1960s and 1970s. Willy Luyckx passed away 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.

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. 

Aluclair Aluminium Table Lamp - Aluminium Lampshade