Lamps in the movies!
A Max Sauze Cassiopeia pendant lamp was used as a prop in the 1971 French comedy film “Jo” by Jean Girault, starring Louis de Funés.
A Max Sauze Cassiopeia pendant lamp was used as a table lamp in the 2021 American biographical crime drama film House of Gucci. Starring: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto and several other famous stars. Many other beautiful lamps appear in this movie. But sometimes time travellers pass by. For example, a lady is playing on the dance floor in a disco in the 70s with a plastic LED globe lamp that changes colour all the time. Some recent Chinese gadget. LED already existed, but could not change colour yet.
The complete movie “Jo” with Louis de Funés
You can watch it over here.
A Max Sauze Orion floor lamp was used as a prop in the French TV series Dix Pour Cent (10%). English title: Call My Agent. In this episode, season 4, episode 1 from 2020, the guest stars are Charlotte Gainsbourg and Mimie Mathy.
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the pictures and the enthusiasm.
Max Sauze Cassiopeia Pendant Lamp
Materials: Metal (galvanised iron) frame made of thick iron wire. Curved anodised aluminium slats. Bakelite E27 socket.
Chain Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’
Height: 50 cm / 19.68”
Width: 50 x 50 cm / 19.68 x 19.68”
Electricity: 1 light bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Max Sauze.
Manufacturer: Max Sauze Studio, France.
Other versions: The Max Sauze Cassiopeia pendant lamp exists in some varieties. Cord or chain, different colours of anodised aluminium. Also made in black. Max Sauze made many different lamps in this style, most of them are designed from the late 1960s until the late 1970s.
Today, the lamps by Max Sauze are produced by Ekilux, the company of his son Sebastien Sauze.
Max Sauze was born in 1933 in Algeria. He first attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Algiers between 1953 and 1956, and then went on to study at the famous Ecole Camondo in Paris, France from 1956 until 1959.
During the 70s he quickly established his own recognisable style through the construction of bent aluminium strips on steel wire structures.
Today Ekilux, the company of his son Sebastien Sauze relaunched production of the iconic slatted aluminium lamps designed by his father at the end of the 60s.Ekilux is located in Provence in the South of France.
The Almeco Group France produces the lamps in Bandoxal (anodised aluminium).
The Max Sauze shop in the 1970s
Ganymede table lamp used in a Scholl commercial in November 2017
Max Sauze booth at the fair of “Les Puces du Design” in Paris, France, April 2018
Links (external links open in a new window)
Tout le monde il est beau, tout le monde il est gentil (1972) film – Wikipedia
House of Gucci (2021) film – Wikipedia
House of Gucci (2021) film – IMDb
Call My Agent! – Dix Pour Cent TV series (2015 – 2020) – Wikipedia
Call My Agent! – Dix Pour Cent TV series (2015 – 2020) – IMDb
Lamps in the film House of Gucci