Here we have a 1960s floor lamp by the French designer Louis Sognot (1892-1970). And what an illustrious career preceded it. A cabinetmaker, influenced by Art Deco and Cubism, Sognot became a professor of decoration at the acclaimed l’EcoleBoulein the 1920s. In 1932, he would collaborate with Charlotte Alix on a chair of moulded lakarmé, an early precursor to the moulded Monobloc chair, oft touted as the first wholly plastic chair designed in 1946.
This lamp dates from the period Sognot was concerned with more humble and affordable materials in response to material shortages after the World War II. It is hand crafted from six bamboo sticks encasing a cylindrical cotton canvas shade. It gives a soft warm light. Its scale sits it between a floor lamp and large table lamp. Good original condition with minor blemishes and traces of use to the cotton. Rewired and PAT tested for UK use.
H100 W28 D28cm