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Valenti Leather Floor Lamp

Materials: Made of galvanized iron covered with brown leather. Conical base and lampshade, curved rod. Metal galvanized socket.

Height: 146 cm / 57.48”

Lampshade: ∅ 22 x 9 cm / 11.02 x 3.54”

Base: ∅ 22 cm / 11.02”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s until now.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Valentí, Barcelona, Spain.

Other versions: Made in several colours over the years; black, maroon, brown… A complete brass version also exist. Today a blue version of this floor lamp is in production, also a jaguar and zebra print and one in a cowhide. A table lamp was also made, it is no longer in production.

Often said that this floor lamp was designed by famous French designer Jacques Adnet. But in all probability it is not. He designed several lamps with leather decoration, hence the confusion. Several e-mails to the Valentí company yielded nothing. They refuse to answer.

Valentí

The Spanish Valentí company was founded in 1789. It is not to be confused with the company of the same name from Italy, famous for the Hebi lamps designed by Isao Hosoe, today named SP Light and Design

The Valentí family started at first with silversmith workshop in Barcelona. In 1925 Fernando Valentí Clúa, founder of the current Valentí, was born. They produce furniture, bedrooms, and lighting. Unfortunately their website is just as messy as their communication…