Camille Breesch Travertine Table Lamp
Materials: Rectangular limestone (travertine) base and parts. Rectangular brass decoration. Slight conical rectangular fabric lampshade, gold coloured inside. Gold painted Bakelite E27 socket.
Total Height: 54 cm / 21.25”
Height: 39,5 cm / 15.55”
Width: 22,5 cm / 8.85”
Base: 20 x 10 cm / 7.87 x 3.93”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Camille Breesch.
Manufacturer: Camille Breesch, Belgium.
Other versions: This Camille Breesch travertine table lamp exists in several variations. A small version can be found here, on Vintageinfo. It was also made in Carrara marble. Many lamps were made in this geometric style.
Camille Breesch was an artist and artisan with a small company in the Limburg province in Belgium. All his lamps are made in natural stone, mostly combined with brass. Often travertine but also Carrara marble, both from Italy. The company was active in the 60’s and 70’s. Most of the lamps have a metal label on the front of the base with the name Camille Breesch on it. Often it is a plastic label or a sticker. Sometimes nothing.
Travertine is a form of limestone.
All the electric parts were made in the late seventies, early eighties by VLM Components. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni. You can find them over here. Today VLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. They are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.