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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.

Period: 1980s.

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.

Le Dauphin

Le Dauphin: Located in the heart of the region Rhône Alpes since 1966, 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.

Today Le Dauphin offers 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” is 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.

VLM Components

All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 1980s. VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near MilanItalyVLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands RelcoLeuciRelco LightingVLM 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

Le Dauphin globe table lamp Idal ch label 1980s France

Le Dauphin globe table lamp rectangular base ceramic sphere disc pagoda lampshade 1980s France E27 socket