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Pierre Disderot Lighting

French, 1920-1991

The workshop of prolific designer Pierre Disderot was the birthplace of modern French lighting. The mid-century modern table lamps, floor lamps and wall lights that resulted from his collaborations with major names in design influenced lighting in the decades that followed.

Disderot was born in Paris in 1920. He studied engineering, but was drawn to design and architecture. He subsequently enrolled at L'École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and École Boulle, where he was inspired by the Scandinavian lighting designers of the 1940s. In 1948, he established his own manufacturing company, Atelier Pierre Disderot, in the Parisian suburb of Cachan.

In the early 1950s, Disderot met Pierre Guariche and Michel Mortier, two up-and-coming French designers. Together, the three luminaries launched a series of lighting fixtures featuring an updated modern style. Disderot, who had a knack for surrounding himself with the best, also established partnerships with Jacques Dumond, Joseph-André Motte, Pierre Gautier-Delaye, Pierre Paulin, Bernard Durussel and Roger Fatus.

Postwar exuberance marked the 1950s in France. Disderot’s studio reflected this attitude, creating designs that were more organic and colorful, with articulated pivots and arms for increased functionality and style. His openness to collaboration, and his willingness to provide designers with the tools and technology they needed, spurred both technical and aesthetic innovation in lighting.

In the 1960s, the growing company relocated to a large warehouse in Choisy-le-Roi. By this time, Disderot was taking orders from architects and interior designers as well as public commissions for buildings like Orly airport. He began buying licenses for products on the cutting edge of design, such as the Rotaflex line of chic, beehive-style lighting fixtures.

After more than three successful decades, Disderot sold his company in 1984 to focus on teaching and union activities. He died in 1991.

The company he started remains in operation today under the name Disderot, which continues to release updated models of fixtures from the 1950s through the 1970s.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of Pierre Disderot lighting.

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Creator: Pierre Disderot
Model B3 Wall Light Sconce / Uplight / Downlight by René Jean Caillette
By René-Jean Caillette, Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
This lamp, originally designed as a floodlight before the invention of the spot light, gives a strong light that you can focus. It can project its light downward for reading and for ...
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20th Century French Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Brass

Model B3 Wall Light Sconce / Uplight / Downlight by René Jean Caillette
By René-Jean Caillette, Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
This lamp, originally designed as a floodlight before the invention of the spot light, gives a strong light that you can focus. It can project its light downward for reading and for ...
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20th Century French Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Brass

"Cerf-volant" floor lamp, by P.Guariche, Ed. Atelier P. Disderot, France 1952
By Pierre Disderot, Pierre Guariche
Located in Paris, FR
« Cerf-volant » model floor lamp by Pierre Guariche, Editions Atelier Pierre Disderot, Paris, France, circa 1952, with a shaft composed of two gilded brass tubes forming a « V », enc...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass, Sheet Metal

Pierre Disderot Paris 1980 Pair of Aerodynamic Desk Lamps in Nickel Chrome
By Pierre Disderot
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of desk lamps designed by Pierre Disderot. Beautiful aerodynamic modern pair of desk lamps, created in Paris France by the company of Pierre Disderot, back in the 1980. These...
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1970s French Modern Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

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Nickel, Stainless Steel, Chrome

Olivier Mourgue 1968 Standing Lamp 'Double Flower' SEE VIDEO
By Pierre Disderot, Olivier Mourgue
Located in London, GB
The standing flower designed by Olivier Mourgue for Disderot, 1968. This standing flower lamp with reflecting bulbs and 2 bent petals has flowers positioned on a chrome wire with a round divided base. Pascal and Olivier Mourgue are two French brothers and designers. They are renowned in the entire world for their ability to combine comfort and aestheticism. Olivier is the designer of famous pieces of furniture including the Djinn long chair (1964) which is present in “the Space Odyssey” movie by Stanley Kubrick. UL Certified Supplied with certificate of authentication...
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1950s French Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

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Chrome

Pierre Guariche "G25, Cerf-Volant" Wall Lamp for Pierre Disderot, France, 1950s
By Pierre Guariche, Pierre Disderot
Located in Utrecht, NL
Like the “G30” model, this lamp is also better known by its nickname, Cerf-volant, or, “the kite”. This lamp is an elegant creation equipped with an atypical and structured reflector...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass, Steel

Pierre Disderot Wall Lamp, 1960s
By Pierre Disderot
Located in Edogawa-ku Tokyo, JP
Wall lamp by Pierre Disderot. Made of folded metal, this wall lamp is designed to create beautiful indirect light while shielding direct light from the eyes. 2 pieces available.
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal

M4 Michel Mortier ‘Adjustable Height’ Suspension Ed.Disderot. AVAILABLE NOW
By Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
Designed is the shape of a hot air balloon, this ceiling light represents part of the lighting revolution in the early 1950s. It is one of the few lamps in the world to offer all th...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Aluminum

Model 2093-A Olivier Mourgue 'Flower' Wall Applique Sconce. Available Now
By Pierre Disderot, Olivier Mourgue
Located in London, GB
In 1967, Olivier Mourgue invented a flower shaped lighting device, made of aluminum petals fixed on two chromed metal wires, for sconces, ceiling lights and standing lamps. He used this silver caped bulb, which was new at the time, and produced very high quality reflected lighting Pair of wall lights "flower" model Numbered and certificate of authentication...
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20th Century French Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Chrome

Model 2093-80, Olivier Mourgue 1968 Standing/Table 'Flower' Lamp
By Pierre Disderot, Olivier Mourgue
Located in London, GB
Model 2093 lamp by Olivier Mourgue initially manufactured by Disderot in 1967. In chromed metal and raw aluminum. Silver cap bulb provided. Light loose of chrome veneer on the base. ...
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20th Century French Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Chrome

Model J13 Table / Floor Lamp by Joseph-André Motte for Disderot - Available Now
By Joseph-André Motte, Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
Floor/table lamp model J13 by Joseph-André Motte for Disderot. This elegant lamp from the 1950s has been recreated by Disderot with a Japanese influence and Minimalist style, this ex...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Glass

Model B4 Standing Lamp by René Jean Caillette AVAILABLE NOW
By René-Jean Caillette, Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
Standing lamp B4, Disderot. This tall standing lamp designed by René-Jean Caillette in 1955 for 'Ateliers Pierre Disderot' . This elegant floor lam...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Brass

Model 2059 Pierre Disderot Wall-Applique-Sconce Light
By Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
In the mid-1950s, Pierre Disderot designed an elegant sconce in the spirit of his 1013 table lamp; the tip of a sphere attaches to the wall by a thin clip and projects the light towa...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Lacquer

Model B3 Wall Light Sconce / Uplight / Downlight by René Jean Caillette
By René-Jean Caillette, Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
This lamp, originally designed as a floodlight before the invention of the spot light, gives a strong light that you can focus. It can project its light downward for reading and for ...
Category

20th Century French Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pierre Disderot Model #2059 Large Perforated Wall Lamp in Red and Dark Chrome
By Disderot, Pierre Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot Model #2059 large perforated wall lamp in white and brushed brass. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined wall lamp is an authorized re-edition by Disder...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Pierre Disderot Model #1013 Table Lamp in Black & Brass for Disderot, France
By Disderot, Pierre Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot Model #1013 table lamp in black & brass for Disderot France. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined table lamp is an authorized re-edition by Disderot ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Wall Light by Pierre Disderot for Disderot
By Disderot, Pierre Disderot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wall light by Pierre Disderot for Disderot. Current production, designed and manufactured in France. Enameled metal and brass. Wired for U.S. junction boxes. The tip of the sphere at...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pierre Disderot Model #2059 Large Perforated Wall Lamp in White & Brushed Brass
By Disderot, Pierre Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot Model #2059 large perforated wall lamp in white and brushed brass. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined wall lamp i...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Brass, Metal

Pierre Disderot Model #2059 Large Perforated Wall Lamp in Black and Brass
By Disderot, Pierre Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot model #2059 large perforated wall lamp in black & brass. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined wall lamp is an authorized re-edition by Disderot made wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pierre Disderot Model #2059 Large Perforated Wall Lamp in Black & Brushed Brass
By Disderot, Pierre Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot model #2059 large perforated wall lamp in black and brushed brass. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined wall lamp i...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Brass, Metal

Model 1013 Table Lamp by Pierre Disderot
By Pierre Disderot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Model 1013 table lamp was originally designed in 1955 by Pierre Disderot. The elegant design and size made it an iconic object to place anywhere: in the bedroom, on furniture in ...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Model 1013 Table Lamp by Pierre Disderot
By Pierre Disderot, Disderot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model 1013 table lamp by Pierre Disderot. Current production manufactured in France. Enameled metal. Wired for U.S. sockets. The Model 1013 table lamp was originally designed in 1955...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal

Pierre Disderot Model #2059 Large Perforated Wall Lamp in White and Chrome
By Disderot, Pierre Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot Model #2059 large perforated wall lamp in white and chrome. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined wall lamp is an au...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Chrome, Metal

Disderot J14 Glass & Brass Standing / Floor Lamp by André Motte AVAILABLE NOW
By Pierre Disderot, Joseph-André Motte
Located in London, GB
Floor lamp model J14, Joseph-André Motte for Disderot. Today the floor lamp J14 is a re-edition, individually numbered with the associated certificate to guarantee authenticity. The floor lamp, is made from chromed brass, standing on a base of white marble. The double layer glass lamp...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pierre Disderot Model #2059 Large Perforated Wall Lamp in Yellow & Chrome
By Disderot, Pierre Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot model #2059 large perforated wall lamp in yellow & chrome. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined wall lamp is an aut...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Chrome, Metal

Pierre Disderot Model #2059 Large Perforated Wall Lamp in White & Dark Chrome
By Disderot, Pierre Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot model #2059 large perforated wall lamp in white & dark chrome. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined wall lamp is an...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Olivier Mourgue Standing Lamp in Brushed Stainless Steel
By Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
In 1967, Olivier Mourgue invented a flower shaped lighting device, made of aluminum petals fixed on two chromed metal wires, for sconces, ceiling lights and standing lamps. He used t...
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20th Century French Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Stainless Steel

Wall Sconce Model 2059 in Brass by Pierre Disderot
By Pierre Disderot, Disderot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wall sconce Model 2059 by Pierre Disderot. Current production manufactured in France. Enameled metal and brass. Wired for U.S. junction boxes. In the mid-1950s, Pierre Disderot desig...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pierre Disderot Model #1013 Table Lamp in Red and Chrome for Disderot, France
By Disderot, Pierre Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot Model #1013 table lamp in red and chrome for Disderot France. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined table lamp is an authorized re-edition by Disderot m...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Chrome, Metal

Pierre Disderot Model #2059 Large Perforated Wall Lamp in Yellow and Dark Chrome
By Disderot, Pierre Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot Model #2059 large perforated wall lamp in yellow and dark chrome. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined wall lamp is an authorized re-edition by Disdero...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Model '1013' Table / Desk Lamp by Pierre Disderot 'Black/Red/White/Yellow'
By Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
This lighting fixture was originally conceived as a desk lamp, with its' ideal height and even lighting to avoid eye fatigue. Its' elegant design and size made it an iconic object to...
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Brass

Model 1021 Pair of Table/Bedside Lamps by Roger Fatus for Disderot
By Roger Fatus, Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
This Minimalist, ultra-light lamp that can be moved easily reflects the avant-garde design created by Roger Fatus in the 1960s. The Fatus design creates a perfect size and shape, sub...
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Chrome

Pierre Disderot Model #2059 Large Perforated Wall Lamp in White & Polished Brass
By Pierre Disderot, Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot model #2059 large perforated wall lamp in white and polished brass. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined wall lamp is an authorized re-edition by Disde...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pierre Disderot Model #2059 Large Perforated Wall Lamp in Black and Chrome
By Pierre Disderot, Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot model #2059 large perforated wall lamp in black and chrome. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined wall lamp is an authorized re-edition by Disderot made...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Pierre Disderot Model #2059 Large Perforated Wall Lamp in Black and Dark Chrome
By Pierre Disderot, Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot Model #2059 large perforated wall lamp in black and dark chrome. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined wall lamp is an authorized re-edition by Disderot...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Pierre Disderot Model #1013 Table Lamp in White & Gunmetal for Disderot, France
By Pierre Disderot, Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot Model #1013 table lamp in white and gunmetal for Disderot France. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined table lamp is an authorized re-edition by Disder...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

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Chrome, Metal

Model '1013' Table / Desk Lamp by Pierre Disderot Yellow/Black/Red/White' 2
By Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
This lighting fixture was originally conceived as a desk lamp, with its' ideal height and even lighting to avoid eye fatigue. Its' elegant design and size made it an iconic object to...
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Brass

Wall Sconce Model 2059 by Pierre Disderot
By Disderot, Pierre Disderot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wall sconce model 2059 by Pierre Disderot. Current Production manufactured in France. Enameled metal and chrome. Wired for U.S. junction boxes. In the mid-1950s, Pierre Disderot desi...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Chrome, Metal

Pierre Disderot Model #1013 Table Lamp in Yellow & Gunmetal for Disderot, France
By Pierre Disderot, Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot model #1013 table lamp in yellow and gunmetal for Disderot, France. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined table lamp is an authorized re-edition by Disd...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Model '1013' Table / Desk Lamp by Pierre Disderot 'White/Yellow/Black/Red' 2
By Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
This lighting fixture was originally conceived as a desk lamp, with its' ideal height and even lighting to avoid eye fatigue. Its' elegant design and size made it an iconic object to...
Category

1960s French Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Brass

Model '1013' Table / Desk Lamp by Pierre Disderot 'Red/White/Yellow/Black' 2
By Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
This lighting fixture was originally conceived as a desk lamp, with its ideal height and even lighting to avoid eye fatigue. Its' elegant design and size made it an iconic object to ...
Category

1960s French Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pierre Disderot Model #1013 Table Lamp in White and Chrome for Disderot, France
By Disderot, Pierre Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot model #1013 table lamp in white and chrome for Disderot France. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined table lamp is an authorized re-edition by Disderot...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Chrome, Metal

Pierre Guariche Table Lamp
By Pierre Disderot
Located in Oosterbeek, NL
Amazing 1950s table lamp of Pierre Guariche for Disderot.  
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

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Metal

French Metal Floor Lamp, Adjustable Shade by Roger Fatus for Disderot, 1960s
By Roger Fatus, Pierre Disderot
Located in Antwerp, BE
Minimal modern Roger Fatus floor lamp for Disderot, 1960s with cylindrical metal tripod base and can be raised or lowered. Adjustable in height, surmounted by a cream lamp shade all ...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

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Metal

Rare Pair of Sconces by Pierre Disderot
By Pierre Disderot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of sconces by Pierre Disderot. Designed and manufactured in France, circa the 1950s. Elegant brass and sandblasted glass sconces by the f...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Brass

Model 2093-A Wall Lamp by Oliver Mourgue for Disderot
By Disderot, Pierre Disderot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model 2093-A wall light by Oliver Mourgue for Disderot. This is a current production, designed and manufactured in France. In 1967, Olivier Mourgue inve...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Disderot Lighting

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Pierre Disderot lighting for sale on 1stDibs.

Pierre Disderot lighting are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Pierre Disderot lighting, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 22 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 24 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original lighting by Pierre Disderot were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lighting by Guillerme et Chambron, Sammode, and Alain Richard. Prices for Pierre Disderot lighting can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $845 and can go as high as $26,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,200.

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