TABLE LAMP, FRANCE 1925
Base in open pore solid wood. Stem and arms in brass, polished with emery. Reflector in turned aluminium. Made in Italy.
The Buquet table lamp is one of the most popular modern classic lamp designs. Designed in 1925 and patented in 1927, the Buquet lamp went on to be used by many famous modern classic designers including Le Corbusier and Marcel Breuer. The two arm table lamp is perhaps the most iconic of the variations developed by Buquet. It is also one of the most popular as it is extremely functional.
At 4.29 p.m. on 9th February, 1927 Eduard-Wilfrid Buquet field his patent for parts of this lamp, particularly the flexible joints, at the Ministère du Commerce et de l’Industrie in Paris. Various versions were produced until 1940’s. Although little is known about Buquet we do know that he produced this lamp himself and probably designed it as well. We had to modify certain details for technical reasons, namely the interior of the flexible joints and the stand, which used to be made of wood. Since the small reflector will only take a small holder, we have equipped the lamp with halogen 50 Watt. The transformer is housed in the stand, which is thus made of metal. Virtually all parts have to be handmade.