Fleur de Lumière Table or Floor Lamp
Materials: Stainless steel. Silver painted Bakelite socket.
Height: 14 cm / 5.51”
Width: ∅ 33 cm / 12.99”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but preferably a silver crown/bowl/cup light bulb.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Fleur de Lumière: Flower of light.
Manufacturer: Gallery Oxar, Paris, France.
Other versions: Also made as standing table lamp, floor lamp (below), wall lamp and pendant lamp (with a white glass globe).
It is always said that Jocelyne Trocmé designed this lamp in the early 1970s, but she is the president of the company, not the designer. Often attributed to Michel Boyer, probably because he designed lamps and furniture in stainless steel.
Gallery Oxar was a company active in the 1970s. They produced some furniture and several lamps, all made of metal.
In 2005 the Sedap company distributed a re-edition of the lamp, together with another light by Oxar, the Disco lamp. Jocelyne Trocmé restarted the Oxar design company in Hay Les Roses in 2005 for this occasion and for a couple of years these lights were reproduced. Oxar ended business in 2009, in 2011 it was officially eliminated.
Stainless steel lamps in this style were among others designed and made by Robert Sonneman and Curtis Jere (USA), Louis Durot (France), Henri Mathieu (France), Michel Boyer (France), Jacques Quinet (France), Françoise Sée (France), Reggiani (Italy). Lumenform (Italy), Gaetano Missaglia (Italy). Edera Radici designed for Sagim (Italy), Polam (Poland). Stilnovo (Italy) produced the Spinnaker lamp designed by Corsini and Wiskemann in 1968.