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Max Sauze Aluminium Pendant Lamp

Materials: Metal frame with anodized aluminium slats. Bakelite socket.

Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’

Height: 35 cm / 13.77”

Width: ∅ 50 cm / 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: Max Sauze made many different lamps in this style, most of them are designed from the late 1960s until the late 1970s. This pendant lamp is sometimes named Mars, but that’s another lamp.

Today, the lights by Max Sauze are produced by Ekilux, the company of his son Sebastien Sauze.

Max Sauze

Max Sauze was born in 1933 in Algeria. He first attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Alger between 1953 and 1956, and then went on to study at the famous Ecole Camondo in Paris, France (1956-59).

During the 1970s he quickly established his own recognizable 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 1960s. Ekilux is located in Provence in the South of France. 

The Almeco Group France produces the lamps in Bandoxal (anodized aluminium).


Interview (3 parts) with Max Sauze

Ganymede table lamp used in a Scholl commercial in November 2017

Max Sauze Ganymede Table Lamp - Scholl Publicity - November 2017