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Pierre Guariche Attributed Floor Lamp, France, 1950


Fantastic large floor lamp possible designed by Pierre Guariche or Jacques Biny for Disderot, France, 1950. This oversized floor lamp has a brass tripod base and black lacquered spines. The die cut top is white lacquered and the shade is made of white fabric, the shade was newly upholstered. This lamp could be used as side table as well because of its large flat top. The lamp is in excellent original condition and gives very nice spherical light when lit. Very special French design. All our lights are checked, cleaned and are suitable for use in the USA. For US usage you would only have to change the plug or get a holiday converter. Please contact us for affordable global shipping quotes; we ship from $50 for small items up to $500 - $ 1,000 for larger items. We also provide express and white glove delivery services. Contact our shipping department for a non-binding shipping quote, you will get a response within 72 hours.


  • Condition
    Good. All our lights are checked, cleaned and are suitable for use in the USA. For US usage you would only have to change the plug or get a converter..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 21.26 in. x W 23.63 in. x D 23.63 in.

    H 54 cm x W 60 cm x D 60 cm

  • Seller location
    Roosendaal, NL
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About Pierre Guariche (Designer)

The architect Pierre Guariche (1926–95) was one of the leading modern furniture and lighting designers of postwar France. Guariche can, in some ways, be thought of as the French version of Charles Eames: with his lean and angular chairs and slender, sculptural lamps, he helped introduce a new aesthetic to the country’s interiors — and he was an eager pioneer in the use of new industrial materials and production techniques that emerged in the 1950s.

Guariche studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris (the national design academy) under René Gabriel — a designer, known for his quality, mass-produced furnishings, who served as a director of the postwar Ministry of Reconstruction. Two years after graduating in 1949, Guariche opened his own design firm, and he was soon creating pieces for numerous companies, including the lighting manufacturer Disderot.

Wood and metal were rationed in the years following the war and Guariche learned to do more with less. His chairs of the early 1950s include several designs with narrow, softly angular wooden frames; others, like the Tonneau chair, feature a single piece of molded plywood set atop metal legs. His lamps of the period are likely his best-known works. They include delicate compositions of slender steel tubes, and more flamboyant pieces such as the Kite lamp, with its curved metal reflector panel.

Always on the lookout for new materials, Guariche spent several years in the mid-1950s operating a firm making furniture in fiberglass and other plastics, along with Joseph André Motte and others. After 1957 — when Guariche was named head of design for the Belgian company Meurop and given a brief to create stylish, up-to-date chairs and cabinets — he began to look to America for ideas. In the mid-1960s, he produced several lines of deeply upholstered, rounded lounge chairs inspired by the space-age look, and gave them names like Jupiter, Polaris, and Luna. While Guariche always kept pace with his times, throughout his career he showed a consistent talent for producing elegant, eye-catching forms using a minimum of materials.

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