Base in mahogany. Arm in calendered brass lacquered black. Shade and glare-shield in chrome-plated aluminium, with inside lacqured white. MADE IN ITALY
Pierre Chareau designed this floor lamp in France in 1928. This creation has gone to be the influence for an entire genre of lighting since that time. As early as 1900 he began his artistic career as a student of the famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he focused on architecture and design. By the 1920’s he was already known in the design world for his complex structures and innovative use of architectural space. Chareau began to explore an interest in Cubist space by the mid 1920’s and soon after his designs became highly sculptural. He is known for his use of combining materials such as lightly hammered steel, unpolished metals, and rich mahogany.
38 x 140 x 38 cm