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A similar sailboat wall lamp was used as a prop in the cult movie Inherent Vice (2014) where in 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.  For more info about Inherent Vice visit IMDb (The Internet Movie Database) or Wikipedia.

1970s Brutalist Sailboat Wall Lamp - Inherent Vice (2014)


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1970s Brutalist Sailboat Wall Lamp


Materials: Brass and copper. Bakelite sockets.

Height: 70 cm / 27.55”

Width: 90 cm / 35.43”

Electricity: 2 bulbs E14, 2 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s – Brutalist, Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Daniel Dhaeseleer, Belgium (born 1947).

Manufacturer: Daniel Dhaeseleer.

Other versions: All boats are different and are all handmade by the artist. All his work is signed.

Daniel Dhaeseleer is a Belgian artist born in Aalst on the 4th of December 1947. He started as an artist in graphics, but later in his life he made art pieces in brass and copper. Sometimes together with ceramics and other materials. He created many palm trees, often on top of limestone with small fossils. Also animals, flowers, plants, trees and amusement rides from the fun fair, as you can see below. 

Several other artists made similar brutalist design. Gerd Scharrelmann from San Fransico, USA was such an artist. It is possible that the boat in the film Inherent Vice was made by him.

Daniel Dhaeseleer

Other works by Daniel Dhaeseleer

Daniel D'Haeseleer Palm Trees

Daniel D'Haeseleer Fly

1970s Brutalist Sailboat Wall Lamp

1970s Brutalist Sailboat Wall Lamp

1970s Brutalist Sailboat Wall Lamp

1970s Brutalist Sailboat Wall Lamp

1970s Brutalist Sailboat Wall Lamp