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Luminator Paris Mushroom Table Lamp

Materials: Round chromed metal (iron) flat base with a built-in switch. Cast iron counterweight inside. Chrome rod/tube. Brushed chrome mushroom lampshade. Brass B22 lamp socket.

Height: 30 cm / 11.81”

Lampshade: ∅ 19 cm / 7.48”

Base: ∅ 11 cm / 4.33”

Electricity: 1 bulb B22, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1920s, 1930s – Art Deco – Bahaus.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Luminator Français Paris, Unis France.

Other versions: This Luminator Paris mushroom table lamp was probably made in a few versions. This small version can be used as a bedside lamp or desk lamp.

Luminator Paris France

Not much to be found about the Luminator Paris France lighting company. It was probably part of Unis France, as the label suggests. The Unis France company produced all kind of tools: binoculars, boilers, burners, clocks, dolls, toys and so on. 

At least Jean Besnard and Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann designed lamps for the firm during that interwar period. Jacques Adnet and Jean Perzel would also have designed lamps for it. Maybe one of these great artists designed this table lamp.

Unis France

The Unis France company still exists. Today it is named SIF-Unis FranceSIF-Unis France was founded in 1888.  SIF is the acronym of Société Industrielle de Ferblanterie (Industrial Tinplate Company). Since 1993 it is located in Iwuy, near Cambrai in the North of France. The company originated from the merger of the formerly independent companies SIF, Lemasson and Unis France. Today they produce baking tins, roasters, pastry and kitchen accessories.

SGDG

This Luminator Paris mushroom table lamp is equipped with a plug with the initials SGDG. It is the abbreviation of Breveté Sans Garantie Du Gouvernement (patented without government guarantee) A type of patent that ceased to exist in 1968.

Luminator lamps

Several famous lamps exists with the name Luminator. Pietro Chiesa designed a Luminator floor lamp in 1933 for the Italian FontanaArte lighting company. In 1954 Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni designed their Luminator floor lamp for FLOS, also Italian.