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Le Dauphin Table Lamp

Materials: Clear acrylic square base with cut corners. Brass ornamental parts. Brass rod. Maroon-brown and black coloured ceramics. Round conical fabric lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.

Total height: 56 cm / 22.04”

Lampshade: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”

Height: 37 cm / 14.56”

Base: 12,5 x 12,5 cm / 4.92 x 4.92”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 socket can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency style.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Le Dauphin, Saint Marcellin, France.

Other versions: This Le Dauphin table lamp exists in a big version and some varieties.

Le Dauphin

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.

Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.