Leather Desk Lamp – Club Horizon
Materials: Brass, Bordeaux red painted leather base and lampshade, 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: Made in several colours and sizes and also made with a square foot. Exists also as a floor lamp.
These lamps are mostly attributed to Jacques Adnet, France. Sometimes attributed to Hermès (France) or Delvaux (Belgium). Delvaux and Hermès have made leather lights, but they are different and they have always the trademark of the company pressed in the leather. The leather lamp from Jacques Adnet is also different than this one.
These table lamps were made for many years, at least since the 1950s and probably produced by several different companies. This one is made in the 1980s, it has it’s original wiring, switch and plug from that period.
This light 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 light must be from before 1983. A search in the database of the Belgian Official Gazette is possible until 1983.