Leather Desk Lamp
Materials: Brass rod, black painted leather lampshade,white on the inside, black painted leather base, Bakelite socket.
Height: 42,2 cm / 16.61”
Width: 35 cm / 13.77”
Base: 17,8 x 17,8 cm / 7.00 x 7.00”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt max – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a silver-cupped light bulb is preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: Made in different colours and sizes and also made with a round base. Exist also as a floor lamp.
These lamps are often attributed to Jacques Adnet, a famous French designer. Sometimes they are attributed to Hermès (France) or Delvaux (Belgium). Delvaux and Hermès have made leather lamps, but they are different and they always have the trademark of the company pressed in the leather. The leather lamp from Jacques Adnet is also different than this one.
These lamps were made for many years, at least since the 1950s and without any doubt produced by several companies. This example is potentially made in Italy. All the wiring, switch, socket and plug originate from the famous Italian VLM company and has the Achille Castiglioni switch that is in production since 1968.