Maison Jansen Palm Tree Floor Lamp
Materials: Burned brass, brass, wood. White pebbles, wood. Bakelite sockets.
Height: 168 cm / 66.14”
Width: ∅ +- 88 cm / 34.64”
Base: 33 x 33 cm / 12.99 x 12.99”
Electricity: 3 light bulbs E27, 3 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. Any type of light bulb can be used but a gold crown/bowl/cup light bulb is preferred.
Period: 1970s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Maison Jansen, Paris, France.
Other versions: Made in different forms and sizes with this burned and etched brass. Many different lamps were made: palm trees, reeds, flowers, pineapples…
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.
Today (2019) new palm trees lamps in the style of this one are being made. Beware if you want a real old one. If it looks new, it usually is.
Lamps in the movies!
A Maison Jansen palm wall lamp was also used as a prop 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.