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Moinier Besson Table Lamp

Materials: Maple wood in the form of a vise, Bakelite socket.

Height: 20 cm / 7.87”

Width: 4,7 cm / 1.85”

Length: 22 cm / 8.66”

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. For this setup a long small bulb was used.

Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Moinier Besson, 41150 Onzain (Loir-et-Cher), France. Société à responsabilité limitée (limited liability company).

Moinier Besson

Moinier Besson was founded in 1977 in Mereville, France. In 1980 the company moved to Onzain, some 150 km/93 mi to the south, in the neighborhood of Tours. It ended business in 2013. Moinier Besson was registered as a manufacturer of various furniture.

It has been removed from the register of trade and companies (RCS) of Blois at 27/06/2013. The company has a snail as a logo as you can see below. Snails or escargots are a delicacy in France. 

No other lamp or something in wood to be found on the internet with the name Moiner Besson. Not by a search in 2010, 2015 or 2017, 2019.

VLM Components

All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the late 1970s, early 1980s. VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near MilanItalyVLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands RelcoLeuciRelco LightingVLM Components and Segno. VLM Components became famous for the switches they produce which were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.

Moinier Besson Table Lamp maple wood vise E14 socket 1970s 1980s snail logo Made in France

Moinier Besson Table Lamp maple wood vise E14 socket 1970s 1980s snail logo Made in France

Moinier Besson Table Lamp maple wood vise E14 socket 1970s 1980s snail logo Made in France