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 

Pair of French modernist Jumo desk lamp attributed to Perriand