Valenti Leather Floor Lamp
Materials: Made of galvanised iron covered with brown leather. Conical base and lampshade, curved rod. Metal galvanised 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 it is not of course. He designed several lamps with leather decoration, hence the confusion. Several e-mails to the Valentí company yielded nothing. They refuse to answer. Also the table lamp is always wrongly attributed to Jacques Adnet.
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. They regularly produced other designs of this floor lamp. Today, 2019, a silver plated version is in production.
Lamps in the movies
A Valenti leather table lamp was used as a prop in the 2006 French comedy film Du Jour au Lendemain (Overnight). Starring Benoît Poelvoorde, Bernard Bloch and Anne Consigny.