Maison Jansen Flower Floor Lamp
Materials: Burned brass and brass parts. 3 sun flower style burned brass lamps. White pebbles in a round brass base. Pressed wood used for the bottom of the base. Bakelite sockets.
Height: 105 cm / 41.34”
Width: ∅ +- 60 cm / 23.63”
Electricity: 3 light bulbs E27, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. Any type of light bulb can be used but a gold cup light bulb is preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Maison Jansen, Paris, France.
Other versions: This Maison Jansen flower floor lamp exists in several different forms and sizes, all made of this burned brass. Many different palm trees, reeds, flowers, pineapples… were made.
These floor lamps are mostly attributed to the famous Maison Jansen company, but there were many artists and companies who created these lamps. Christian Techoueyres was one of those designers. Some of these lights are signed, most are not.
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.
The Germany company Hans Kögl is a manufacturer that still produces big palm tree floor lamps.
Sometimes these brass flowers floor lamp with the same base and made in the same style are attributed to Belgian artist Roel D’Haese (1921-1996). It is said that they are made in the 60s. But that is not true. Roel D’Haese made completely different works in metal. Also, these lamps were never made in the 60s. They all are wired with electric parts made by VLM Components in the 70s and 80s.
Lamps in the movies!
A Maison Jansen palm wall lamp appears in the Edouard Molinaro comedy film Oscar from 1967. A movie with French comedy actor Louis de Funès (1914-1983). Here together with a Raak Fuga wall lamp and a Raak pendant lamp. Several other lamps by Raak Amsterdam, Artemide, and others.
A Maison Jansen palm tree floor lamp was used as a prop in the Dutch movie De Heineken Ontvoering (The Heineken Kidnapping) from 2011, with Rutger Hauer as Freddy Heineken. Not to be confused with the American film Kidnapping Mr. Heineken with Anthony Hopkins from 2015. Below you can watch the complete movie with many designer lamps. Mr. Heineken was kidnapped in 1983. The shell table lamps in this picture are designed by Gabriella Crespi.