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Max Sauze Cassiopée chandeliers in French comedy movie “Jo” with Louis de Funés from 1971. 

Max Sauze Cassiopée chandeliers in French comedy movie “Jo” with Louis de Funés from 1971.

Big wall lamp in the satirical comedy: Tout Le Monde Il Est Beau, Tout Le Monde Il Est Gentil, by and with Jean Yanne made in 1972. (Everybody He Is Nice, Everybody He Is Beautiful (English title)

Tout le monde il est beau, tout le monde il est gentil - Jean Yanne 1972

The Max Sauze shop in the 1970s

Max Sauze Shop


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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.


Links (external links open in a new window)

Max Sauze website:

Facebook: Luminaires-MAX-SAUZE

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Other lamps in the movies on Vintageinfo


Interview (3 parts) with Max Sauze

Max Sauze Pendant Light