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G1 Wall Light by Pierre Guariche

$4,400per item

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G1 wall light by Pierre Guariche. Current production by Sammode Studio designed and manufactured in France. Brass, enameled metal. Wired for U.S. standards. The stunning G1 wall light is one of three versions of the iconic G1 series developed out of the 1951 Classic by design genius Pierre Guariche. Its timeless design features an embossed metal lampshade and two light sources to provide direct and indirect lighting. Perfectly balanced by its solid brass ball counterweight, the brass arm can be positioned wherever you need it. Available in four finishes: vermilion red, black, white and chalk. All of the Sammode Studio luminaires are manufactured, assembled and packaged at the Châtillon-sur-Saône production plant in the Vosges region of France. Recommended lamping Lamp Source: LED Bulb: 2 x LED/11W/120V LED, bulbs not included.

Details

  • Creator
    Pierre Guariche (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Width: 17.3 in. (43.95 cm)Depth: 45 in. (114.3 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Brass,Metal,Enameled
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2020
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    11-12 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: WF25011stDibs: LU794718308552

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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About the Designer

Pierre Guariche

The architect Pierre Guariche 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 table 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, Guariche 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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