French modernist desk lamp made in the 1940's by Jumo , an important lamp making company from France who used the best designer of their time. Charlotte Perriand used it in her design work , I included a reference published to accompany an major retrospective held at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Charlotte Perriand (1903 - 1999), avant guarde modernist pioneer, spent her life "à la recherche sincère et constante d'un art de vivre en accord avec son temps" (in the sincere and constant search of a contemporary life style). Her personality which made her one of the protagonists of the history of twentieth century design, continues to influence our modern way of living . The patina stand beautifully in comparison to the new production mainly manufactured in China , the metal has a warmth that mass produced copy cannot duplicate , the design itself is so much more graceful and elegant adding soul to your interior.It is not clear if Perriand used it for a design or actually designed it .
Size H.22 , good antique condition ,there is some scratches from normal use ,rewired with American socket and new breaded cord , some oxidation and wear expected for a vintage light which is a functional piece