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A similar lamp was used as a prop in the 1979 film “Meteor” with Sean Connery, Natalie Wood and Karl Malden. An Hong Kong–American science fiction disaster film in which scientists detect an asteroid on a collision course with our planet.

Aluminium Brutalist Table Lamp - Meteor (1979)

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Aluminium Brutalist Table Lamp

 

Materials: Aluminium (burned). Bakelite socket. Square red/maroon fabric lampshade.

Total Height: 68 cm / 26.77”

Lampshade: 30 x 30 cm / 11.81 x 11.81”

Height: 40 cm / 15.74”

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 – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Willy Luyckx.

Manufacturer: Aluclair, Lembeek, Belgium.

Other versions: Made in many varieties. Another one is on display here on Vintageinfo.

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 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

Another Aluclair table lamp designed by W. Luyckx. 

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

Aluminium Brutalist Table Lamp - Aluclair