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Le Dauphin Trabur Table Lamp

Materials: Square beige conical travertine (limestone) base in an obelisk, pyramid-style shape. White painted metal rod. Square brown conical fabric lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.

Total Height: 57,6 cm / 22.67”

Height: 46 cm / 18.11”

Lampshade: 35 x 35 cm / 13.77 x 13.77

Base: 12 x 12 cm / 4.72 x 4.72”

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 Le Dauphin Trabur table lamp was probably produced in several colours/versions of natural stone.

This table lamp is made as an obelisk needle or pyramid in the famous 1980s Memphis style. The Italian Memphis Group was a design and architecture group founded by Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) in 1981 in Milan. The Memphis Group members designed Postmodern furniture, lights, fabrics, ceramics, glass and metal objects from 1981 to 1987. Many lamps were made in geometric forms.

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.