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Belgo Chrom furniture – Google images
Het Nieuwsblad – Belgochrom showroom is moving from Brussels to Deinze – June 2002 (in Dutch)
Belgo Chrom Brass & Chrome Table Lamp
Materials: Square base with a beam on top. Completely made of brass decorated with chromed metal (iron) strips/slats. Green felt on the bottom of the base. Fabric pagoda lampshade. 2 pull cord switches. 2 Metal E27 sockets.
Height: 84 cm / 33.07”
Width: 36,5 cm / 14.37”
Base: 14,2 x 14, 2 cm / 5.59 x 5.59”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of lamp can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Belgo Chrom NV, Oostmeersdreef 75, 9800 Deinze, Belgium.
Other versions: This Belgo Chrom brass & chrome table lamp exists with several different lampshades.
This table lamp has two pull cord switches. One for every light bulb. It is made in the Gaetano Sciolari style and is often confused.
Belgo Chrom was a company founded by the family De Wulf. First located in Gavere, later around 1984 it moved to Deinze near Ghent (Gent) in Belgium.
The range consisted of complete dining rooms (tables, chairs, …) a wide variety of display cases, dressers, special hi-fi racks and all kinds of accessories from lamps to mirrors, mainly made in metal.
For a while, until 2002, they had a showroom at the Trade Mart on the Heysel Plateau (Heizel), the area in the north of Brussels, where the 1935 Brussels International Exposition and the Expo 58 took place. At that time 70 people worked for the company. Belgo Chrom went bankrupt in 2011.
Designers that worked for the company, were among others: Jan des Bouvrie, Matthias Hoffman, Hans Joachim Groth, Axel Enthoven, Frans Van Praat.
“Home Comfort” label on the back of the lamp
Home Comfort was a prestigious shop in Maldegem, Belgium. It started business in 1968 and ended business in 2002 and was owned by Telesfoor Claeys and Cécile De Baets. They sold high level brands suchs as Alessi, Swarovski, Baccarat, Spiegelau, Christofle, Eschenbach, Arzberg, Bernardaud Limoges and so on. It was also a wedding list store. Today a restaurant is located in the 43, Markstraat in 9990 Maldegem.