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Louis Sognot Rattan Table Lamp

Materials: 6 cane rods base. Round white fabric lampshade. White painted Bakelite E14 socket.

Height: 36 cm / 14.17”

Width: ∅ 18 cm / 7.08”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Louis Sognot.

Manufacturer: To be determined.

Other versions: This Louis Sognot rattan table lamp exists in several versions and sizes. Also floor lamps and wall lamps were made.

Louis Sognot

Louis Sognot, born May 25, 1892 in Paris, France, is a decorator and designer. He studied at the Bernard Palissy School in Paris. He learned cabinetmaking at the Maison Jansen company, later in the Krieger workshop. 

After the first World War in 1920 he joined the Grands Magasins du Printemps (Spring Department Stores). He became head of the Primavera workshop, part of Printempts from 1931 until 1938At the Primavera he designed his first pieces of furniture.

From 1928 to 1933, he joined forces with Charlotte Alix by founding the Bureau International des Arts Français (International Bureau of French Arts). With Le Corbusier ( Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris), Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret and René Herbst, he presented La Maison du Jeune Homme (The Young Man’s House) at the 1935 Exposition universelle (Universal Exhibition) in Brussels, Belgium.

His first rattan designs were presented at the Salon des arts Ménagers (Household arts fair) in 1939 when he presented a very economical hotel room entirely in rattan. World War II brought it to an abrupt end. 

After the war, in 1947, he became the specialist in France of light wood and rattan furniture and lighting, of witch this lamp is a fine example. His luxurious creations were edited by Maurice Rinck while other simpler models were produced industrially. He also produced lighting in collaboration with Serge Mouille.

Louis Sognot passed away in Paris, May 10, 1970 aged 77.

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