Le Dauphin Globe Table Lamp
Materials: Rectangular cream glazed ceramic base. Ornamental brass parts & rod. Cream glazed ceramic disc globe. Fabric pagoda lampshade. Gold painted Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 40 cm / 15.74”
Lampshade: 26 x 26 cm / 10.23 x 10.23”
Base: 12 x 6,5 cm / 4.72 x 2.55”
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.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Le Dauphin, Saint Marcellin, France.
Other versions: This globe table lamp exists in several colours and versions. They all have different names, as you can see.
The Le Dauphin company was founded in January 1966 by Maurice Tournu as a small lampshade company. A first factory was built in 1970. In the 1980s, more than 250 employees worked there. More than 50.000 lamps a year were produced.
Le Dauphin: Located in the heart of the region Rhône Alpes, Le Dauphin is a brand famous for its high-end luminaires and its timeless style. The artisan factory is located in Saint-Marcellin, some 50 kilometres from Grenoble.
Le Dauphin created a wide range of light fixtures, from classic ceramics to decorated metal, through the transparency of hand-cut glass.
“To dress the light so that it becomes a source of decoration” was the motto of the Le Dauphin company.
The company name has it’s origin in the former name of the province were it’s located: Dauphiné.
Le Dauphin no longer exists. It ended business in 2009 and was deleted from the register in 2013. The website stayed online until 2017.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 1980s. VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno. VLM Components became famous for the switches they produce which were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.
Le Dauphin globe table lamp – Idal Ch version
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The village of Saint-Marcellin – Wikipedia
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Other lamps made by Le Dauphin