Max Sauze Wall Lamps Alpha
Materials: Metal (iron) rectangular wire frame. Pleated anodised aluminium slats. Bakelite E14 sockets.
Height: 40 cm / 15.74”
Width: 20 cm / 7.87”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 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 (born 1933).
Manufacturer: Max Sauze Studio. 105, Rue Paul Magallon. 13510 Éguilles, France.
Other versions: Max Sauze designed many wall lamps in this style.
These Max Sauze wall lamps Alpha came from an old stock of a shop in France. They are NOS (New Old Stock) and are hard to find. They were produced between 1970 and 1976.
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).
Lamps in the movies
2 Orion floor lamps were used as a prop in the 2019 French thriller film Les Traducteurs (The Translators). Starring Lambert Wilson, Alex Lawther and Olga Kurylenko.
The Max Sauze shop in the 1970s