Maroon Leather Round Base Desk Lamp – Club Horizon
Materials: Ribbed brass rod. Some brass parts. Round burgundy/maroon/red leather clad base. Round mushroom style lampshade. Green felt on the bottom of the base. Bakelite socket.
Height: 44 cm / 17.32”
Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”
Base: ∅ 20,4 cm / 8.03”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a silver or gold cupped one is preferred to create a down-light effect.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This maroon leather round base desk lamp was made in several colours and sizes and also made with a square base. It was also produced as a floor lamp.
These lamps are most of the time attributed to Jacques Adnet, France, but they are not buy his hand. Sometimes attributed to Hermès (France) or Delvaux (Belgium). Delvaux and Hermès have made leather desk lamps, but they are different and they have always the trademark of the company pressed in the leather. The leather lamps designed by Jacques Adnet are different than this one. This lamp has more similarities with the leather Philips lamp designed by Louis Kalff but that lamp is closed on top.
These table lamps were made for many years, at least since the 1950’s and probably produced by different companies. This one is made in the early 80’s, it has its original wiring, switch and plug from that period.
In Anderlecht, near Brussels in Belgium the company ILG, International Leather & Gift s.a. produced or sold these lamps from 1997 until 2017. They only sold the office supplies you see below in brown and green, according to their website. The website is offline. The company ended business in October 2017. It was located at www.ilg-leather.com. The lamps of the ILG company were always marked on the bottom of the base: ILG Genuine Leather, Made in Belgium.
This leather desk lamp has the logo of a club printed on it: “Club Horizon Antwerpen“. A search in the national official journal of Belgium didn’t bring any elucidation, so this lamp must be from before 1983. A search in the database of the Belgian Official Gazette is possible until 1983.