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Paul Moerenhout Table Lamp

Materials: White, almost square, rough cut marble base. Brutalist style burned brass leaves and rod. Fabric pagoda lampshade. Gold painted Bakelite E27 socket.

Height: 75 cm / 29.52”

Width: 40 cm / 15.74”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a clear long tube lamp is preferred. 

Period: 1970s, 1980s.

Designer: Paul Moerenhout.

Manufacturer: Paul Moerenhout, Belgium.

Other versions: This Paul Moerenhout table lamp is unique, probably several similar ones were made.

Paul Moerenhout

Little information to be found about the artist. It appears he was active in between the 60s and 90s and came from the Brussels area. Presumably this was a pseudonym.

Moerenhout created many lamps, furniture, objects, sculptures, masks and so on. Many Belgian artists made comparable designs. You even can call it a typical Belgian thing. Here you can find an example of the Belgian artist Daniel Dhaeseleer.

A search in the Belgian Official Gazette yielded no results. But searches can only take place until 1983. Do you have an idea? Please let us know through the contact form and help improve the websites exactitude. Your help is much appreciated.

The style of these type of lamps is often named Brutalist. Not to be confused with the Brutalist architecture, or Brutalism from more or less the same period. That is something completely different.

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Brutalist architecture – Wikipedia


Brutalist lamps

Lamps made of burned metal