Lotus Flower Glass Chandelier
Materials: Brass plated metal (iron) frame, chain and canopy. Some brass and iron parts. Round brown glass flower leaves lampshade. 12 Bakelite E14 sockets.
Total Height: 85 cm / 33.46”
Height: 50 cm / 19.68”
Width: ∅ 64 cm / 25.19”
Electricity: 12 bulbs E14, 12 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1980, 1990s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This Lotus flower glass chandelier exists in several variations and colours. Made as table lamps, floor lamps and wall lamps. A Lotus flowers floor lamp with pink leaves can be found here, on Vintageinfo.
These lamps are made for a long time, at least since the 1980s. The floor lamps were at least made until 2018. In Europe they were sold by Massive. They were also for sale in DIY stores in the 1990s.
In the USA it is The Home Depot who sells these lamps today (2018). Ore International Inc. from California is the importer. Online for sale on several websites.
Massive was in origin a bronze foundry and they produced mainly candlesticks, crucifixes and chandeliers in Wilrijk near Antwerp, Belgium. The company was founded in 1926 by Pieter-Jozef De Jaeck. His son Eddy De Jaeck was responsible for the huge expansion of the company in the 1970’s. But it were his sons, Piet and Jan De Jaeck who made Massive a true multinational. Thus, they moved production to Eastern Europe and China.
In the 1980’s Massive became the leading brand in Europe. In 2002, the brothers left the company to the investment fund CVC Capital Partners, for allegedly more than 250 million euros.
Since 2008 the company is owned by Philips and the name of the shops is changed into Light Gallery.
When the takeover by Philips was announced in November 2006 Massive commercialised more than 10.000 lighting products under brand names such as Massive, TRIO and Lirio. The group had about 5.000 employees worldwide and was active in 70 countries.
The Home Depot
The Home Depot was founded in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. Today (2018) there are more than 2,200 stores across North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico). They opened the first two Home Depot stores on June 22, 1979, in Atlanta, Georgia.