Lotus Flowers Floor Lamp
Materials: Brass plated metal (iron) round base and thick tube. Curved S rod. Brass and iron parts. Clear glass flower leaves, painted pink. 4 Bakelite E27 sockets.
Height: 185 cm / 72.83”
Width: 60 cm / 23.62”
Base: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”
Electricity: 4 bulbs E27, 4 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1980 – 2010.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This Lotus flowers floor lamp also exists in white and black and in chrome. This one is model K9334G. Old versions have a gold paper label with “made in Hong Kong” on the base.
Made in several variations and colours and made as table lamps, chandeliers and wall lamps. A lotus flower chandelier with brown leaves can be found here, on Vintageinfo.
These floor lamps are made for a long time, at least since the 1980s and they are still for sale today. 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 many 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.
Lamps in the movies
Another version of the lotus flowers floor lamp was used as a prop in the first episode of the 2019 Netflix black comedy drama TV series After Life. Starring Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton and David Bradley.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Massive – Wikipedia (in Dutch)
The complete history of the Philips company
Philips – Wikipedia
Home Depot history
Ore International Inc website
After Life (TV series) – Wikipedia
After Life (TV series) – IMDb
Boogie Nights (1997) – Wikipedia
Boogie Nights (1997) – IMDb
High-Rise (2015) film – Wikipedia
High-Rise (2015) film – IMDb