Maison Jansen Bulrush and Water Lilies Floor Lamp
Materials: Square base, made of brass and wood (fibreboard) with on top of the “container” white pebbles. Burned brass, etched and folded brass. Bakelite sockets. Porcelain halogen socket.
Height: 170 cm / 66.92”
Width: ∅ 75 cm / 29.52”
Base: 42 x 42 cm / 16.53 x 16.53”
Electricity: 4 bulbs E14, 4 x 60 watt maximum. 1 halogen double ended light bulb R7S – J Type T3. 1 x 300 watt maximum.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. These floor lamps were always sold with gold-cupped E14 light bulbs when they were new.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Maison Jansen, Paris, France.
Other versions: These Maison Jansen bulrush and water lilies floor lamp exists in many forms and sizes, different plants: palm trees, flowers, pineapples and so on. All made in burned brass.
These lamps are often attributed to the famous Maison Jansen company, but there were many artists in the 1960s and mostly in the 1970s who created these lamps. Christian Techoueyres was one of those designers who made these monumental lamps for Maison Jansen. Some of them are signed, most are not.
Other names used for this lamp: cattail, reed, mace floor lamp.
Early versions have a E27 lamp in the middle, this one has a halogen socket.
Maison Jansen or House of Jansen, was a Paris-based interior decoration company founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen. It was located at 23, rue de l’Annonciation, Paris. Today the house is the Maison Jansen museum and it also promotes contemporary artists.
Today new palm tree floor lamps are produced by the German company Hans Kögl. They produce brass floor lamps since 1979.
Today new palm trees and other plants are made and are for sale in some vintage design shops. They are made from metal (iron) and are painted with “antique gold” paint. A paint used for an older look and feel. Also used by companies such as Hans Kögl and the Italian Banci Firenze. It is not known which company produces them.
Maison Jansen palm tree floor lamp
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the pictures and the enthusiasm.