Max Sauze Cassiopeia Pendant Lamp
Materials: Metal (galvanised iron) frame made of thick iron wire. Curved anodised aluminium slats. Bakelite 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).
Links (external links open in a new window)
Interview (3 parts) with Max Sauze
The Max Sauze shop in the 1970s
Ganymede table lamp used in a Scholl commercial in November 2017