Christophe Gevers Wall Lamps
Materials: Polished and lacquered rectangular brass lampshade made of 2 square parts. White painted in the inside. Iron wall mounts. 2 Bakelite E14 sockets.
Height: 18 cm / 7.08”
Width: 38 cm / 14.96”
Depth: 8 cm / 3.14”
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 – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Christophe Gevers (1928 – 2007) in 1971.
Manufacturer: Light, Gillis Paul, Lighting Consultant and Design SPRL, Light S.A., Lemonnierlaan 94, Brussels, Belgium.
Other versions: These lamps are the GE20 model. Today made in several colours: white, black, brass, silver and bronze with 2 E27 sockets, named Square 2G, model AX030.
Christophe Gevers, born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1928 was a designer and interior architect. Gevers began his career working as a decorator for De Coene, in the 50s. He not only designed furniture and lighting but he designed the interiors of a whole series of Brussels restaurants and brasseries. Among others a branch of the fast-food chain Quick in 1984.
He started his own company Gevers Design. Gevers was also a teacher at La Cambre from 1959 to 1993 in the department of furniture and furnishings. La Cambre is a renowned visual arts school founded by Henry van de Velde in Brussels in 1926. In 1963 Gevers wins the national competition for industrial design. Christophe Gevers designed many lamps. You can find many examples online. Gevers died in Ohain, Belgium in 2007.
Light, often wrongly named Olight, because of the logo, was founded by Paul Gillis. In 1969 he founded a light company under his one name. In 1976 it became Light. Paul Gillis designed many lamps. The Hoban wall lamp is one of the most well-known.
Designers that worked for the company are, among others: Maarten Van Severen, Ibens & Bataille (Paul Ibens and Claire Bataille), Xavier Lust and of course Christophe Gevers. Light officially ended business in 2013.
Today, Axis 71, another Belgian company produces these wall lamps of Christophe Gevers.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Gevers Design – Inventory of an inventor – in Dutch on De Witte Raaf
The Gevers genius, inventor’s inventory – in Dutch Bruzz website
Axis 71, square 2G wall lamps – new
Many thanks to Hans from Objeta for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.