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Georges Pelletier

Belgian, b. 1938

Those familiar with the work of Belgian ceramic artist Georges Pelletier know there is much more to his unique floor lamps and table lamps than meets the eye. From his stately, intricately detailed Totem floor lamp to his sculptural Owl table lamp, Pelletier’s talent for marrying ceramics with a simple light source to create complex shadow play will transform any interior into an illuminated work of art.

Born in Brussels in 1938, Pelletier developed a passion for ceramics in his youth. At merely 15 years old, Pelletier moved to Paris to study at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (now called Arts et Métiers ParisTech) before he went on to train in ceramics at the Pioulier School in Vence, France. Among his early instructors were ceramist Raphael Giarrusso and artist Fernand Léger. However, it was while working alongside a collective of potters in Accolay, Burgundy — a studio called Accolay Pottery, established by apprentices to well-known ceramicist Alexandre Kostanda — that he was likely inspired to experiment with cutouts and other carving techniques.

In 1961, Pelletier opened his first workshop in Paris, selling his ceramic lamps at the Saint-Ouen flea market. His works caught the eye of furniture design and manufacturing company Roche Bobois for which he created a series of lighting collections from 1961 to 1973.

In later years, Pelletier’s designs attracted the attention of Mathieu Tournaire, son of Philippe Tournaire, the founder of jewelry manufacturer Maison Tournaire. Charmed by Pelletier’s ceramic works and the playful light shows his fixtures would create in a space, Mathieu proposed a collaboration to develop a series of luminaires that would merge Maison Tournaire’s use of precious metals, such as silver and gold, with Pelletier’s distinct ceramics artistry. The partnership yielded a six-piece collection — three “Sun” luminaires, two floor lamps and a totem pole. Only three copies of each work exist.

In 1973, Pelletier opened a new workshop in Cannes, where he continues to work to this day. His ceramic lighting sculptures are coveted by art collectors worldwide.

On 1stDibs, find a range of vintage Georges Pelletier lighting, decorative objects and mirrors.

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Georges Pelletier Totem Floor Lamp
Georges Pelletier Totem Floor Lamp
Georges Pelletier Owl Lamp
Georges Pelletier Owl Lamp
Georges Pelletier TOTEM Table Lamp, White Enamelled Ceramic, France, 2020
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
White TOTEM in enameled ceramic, table lamp bringing to your space an amazing light experience when the night falls, and a stunning sculptural presence during the day. Approx dimensi...
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2010s French Other Georges Pelletier

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Georges Pelletier "Black Sun" Ceramics Table Lamp - France, 2019
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Dubai, AE
Georges Pelletier "Black Sun" ceramics table lamp Designed and manufacture by the artist in his workshop in Cannes, in the South of France.
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2010s French Georges Pelletier

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Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp by Georges Pelletier
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Table lamp in glazed ceramic made by the French artist Georges Pelletier, topped with a new Dedar fabric lamp shade.
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Georges Pelletier

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Georges Pelletier White, Gold and Platinum Enameled Ceramic Hen Sculpture
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
White, gold and platinum enameled ceramic Hen sculpture, signed on the back by the artist, delivered with a "Certificate of Authenticity". Georges Pelletier (1938) is a great cont...
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Pelletier Ceramic Vide-Poche or Decorative Dish in Off-White and Gold, France
By Georges Pelletier
Located in London, GB
Decorative dish or vide-poche by ceramicist Georges Pelletier, France. Handmade ceramic, with an attractive design in off-white and neutral shades, with gold-lustre details. The pie...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Georges Pelletier

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Georges Pelletier Mirror in White and Gold Enameled Ceramic
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
Wall mirror in white and gold enameled ceramic, approximate dimensions: diameter 48 cm. Signed on the back by the artist, delivered with a "Certificate of Authenticity". Georges P...
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2010s French Other Georges Pelletier

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French Ceramic Vide-Poche or Decorative Plate by Georges Pelletier, 1970s
By Georges Pelletier
Located in LIMOGNE-EN-QUERCY, FR
French Ceramic Vide-Poche or decorative plate by Georges Pelletier, 1970s The ceramic has bluish and golden circles on a grey-blue background surrounded by a golden border. The cr...
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1970s French Vintage Georges Pelletier

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Georges Pelletier Sputnik Table Lamp in White Enameled Ceramic, France, 2020
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
Sputnik table lamp in white enameled ceramic, table lamp bringing to your space an amazing light experience when the night falls, and a stunning sculptural presence during the day. A...
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Georges Pelletier furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture by Georges Pelletier are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Georges Pelletier furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 28 vintage editions of these items, while there are also 22 modern editions to choose from. Many of the original furniture by Georges Pelletier was created during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style in Europe. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Maison Honoré, Max Sauze and Maison Charles. The prices for Georges Pelletier furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $296 and tops out at $28,906, while pieces like these can sell for $4,047 on average.

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