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Max Sauze Wall Lamps Alpha

Materials: Metal (iron) frame and anodized aluminium. Bakelite 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 wall lamps are from an old stock of a shop in France. They are NOS (New Old Stock) and are hard to find.

These lamps were produced between 1970 and 1976.

Max Sauze

Max Sauze is born in 1933 in Algeria, North Africa. 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 (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

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