Belgo Chrom Brass Table Lamp
Materials: Sculptural, geometric, polished, brushed and etched brass square tubes, rods and base. Vanilla coloured fabric pagoda lampshade with gold coloured rims. 2 brass E27 sockets.
Height: 70 cm / 27.55”
Base: 14 x 14 cm / 5.51 x 5.51”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 75 watt maximum,110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Belgo Chrom NV, Oostmeersdreef 75, 9800 Deinze, Belgium.
Other versions: This Belgo Chrom brass table lamp was sold with several different lampshades.
This table lamp has two pull cord switches. One for every light bulb. This lamp is often attributed to Gaetano Sciolari, because it is made in his style.
The Dutch Herda company sold a very similar lamp, probably also made by Belgo Chrom. It has a slightly different base and uses 1 light bulb.
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.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Belgo Chrom furniture – Google images
Het Nieuwsblad – Belgochrom showroom is moving from Brussels to Deinze – June 2002 (in Dutch)
Comment Je Suis Devenu Super-Héros – Wikipedia
Comment Je Suis Devenu Super-Héros – IMDb