Jute and Teak Pendant Lamp
Materials: Round lampshade made of jute and teak sticks. 2 orange and green fabric (wool or cotton) ribbons round the lampshade, on top and bottom. Teak conical tube on top. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’
Height: 23 cm / 9.05”
Width: ∅ 45 cm / 17.71”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Massive, Mortsel, Kontich and Wommelgem, Belgium.
Other versions: This jute and teak pendant lamp exists in several variations and styles.
Massive was in origin a bronze foundry and they produced mainly candlesticks, crucifixes and chandeliers in Wilrijk near Antwerp, Belgium. The company was founded in 1926 by Pieter-Jozef De Jaeck. His son Eddy De Jaeck was responsible for the huge expansion of the company in the 1970s. But it were his sons, Piet and Jan De Jaeck who made Massive a true multinational. Thus, they moved production to Eastern Europe and China.
In the 1980s Massive became the leading brand in Europe. In 2002, the brothers left the company to the investment fund CVC Capital Partners, for allegedly more than 250 million euros. Since 2008 the company is owned by Philips and the name of the shops is changed into Light Gallery.
When the takeover by Philips was announced in November 2006 Massive commercialised more than 10.000 lighting products under brand names such as Massive, TRIO and Lirio. The group had about 5.000 employees worldwide and was active in 70 countries.
Massive sold many lamps made by others. Peill + Putzler from Germany and Yamada Shomei from Japan produced lamps for Massive, to name a few. Many other lighting companies did.
Two other lamps in this style by Massive: Jute and pine pendant lamps. They were also sold (or made and also sold by Massive) by the Swiss-German company Temde.
Lamps in the movies!
A Massive jute and teak pendant lamp was used as a prop in the 2016 crime drama TV Series Ennemi Public (Public Enemy), made in Belgium. Starring Stéphanie Blanchoud, Jean-Jacques Rausin and Clément Manuel.
A Massive jute and teak pendant lamp was used as a prop in the 2016 French-Belgian television thriller series Zone Blanche (White zone but named Black spot). Starring Suliane Brahim, Hubert Delattre and Laurent Capelluto. Many other lamps were used as a prop. You can find several of them over here.
Two Massive jute and pine pendant lamps were used as a prop in the 2006 dystopian science fiction action-thriller film Children Of Men. Starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Michael Caine.
A Massive jute and pine pendant lamp was used as a prop in the 2003 TV series Midsomer Murders S7 E4. Starring John Nettles and Neil Dudgeon.
A Temde pendant lamp was used as a prop in the 2021 French film 8 Rue de l’Humanité (Stuck Together). Starring Dany Boon, Liliane Rovère and Yvan Attal.