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Boulanger Brass Floor Lamp

Materials: Completely made of brass. The lampshade is painted white on the inside. Iron counterweight in base. Bakelite socket.

Height: 114 cm / 44.88”, adjustable until 177 cm / 69.68”

Width: 60 cm / 23.62” adjustable swing arm.

Base: ∅ 28,5 cm / 11.22”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For this setup a long frosted bulb was used.

Period: 1970s, 1980s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Société Anonyme Boulanger, Liège, Belgium. (Limited company)

Other versions: Made in a few variations. Also produced with a base without a brushed design. This lamp is model 5221, as labeled on the Relco dimmer.


S.A. Boulanger is famous for the large amount of lamps the company produced that are designed by Gaetano Sciolari. S.A. Boulanger ended business somewhere in the 1980s.

Many companies around the world produced floor lamps such as this one. These type of lights are still in production and they are made for some 100 years. The original designer is unknown. Cedric Hartman is one of those designers that created several lamps in this style in the 60s. An Egoluce desk lamp in this style can be found on Vintageinfo.


The dimmer was produced by Relco from Buccinasco near Milan in Italy. Relco is famous for the switches they produce that are designed by Achille Castiglione (1918 – 2002) and were produced by the VLM Components company since 1968. VLM is part of Relco.


Links (external links open in a new window)

Brass on Wikipedia
Cedric Hartman website
Egoluce desk lamp on Vintageinfo
Lamps made by S.A. Boulanger on Vintageinfo
Relco VLM switches on Vintageinfo

Boulanger Brass Floor Lamp