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Georges Pelletier Glazed Table Lamp

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1970s table lamp made by the French artist Georges Pelletier, made of glazed ceramic with different colors and decors. One light bulb at the top and one inside the lamp. Original vintage lampshade. Born in 1938 in Brussels, Belgium, Georges Pelletier is a ceramist who lives and works in Cannes, France. His ceramics are highly sought by art collectors and each of his pieces are unique. Georges Pelletier’s initial approach to the arts of ceramics began at the Pioulier school of Vence in the south of France, where he was a student in 1953. The following year, he moved to Paris where he attended the Académie Charpentier, then in 1955, he then entered the école des Arts et Métiers and also practiced and perfected his ceramic techniques at the Poteries d’Accolay. Paris offered him a vast cultural environment, where he often visited the studio of Fernand Léger and other artists. At the beginning of the 1960’s, he opened in Paris his first ceramic studio, where he started to create unique pieces that attracted the attention of Maison Bobois, which sold from 1961 to 1973 his creative lamps and sculptures with lampshades made by Pierre Ménard from fabrics by Roche Bobois. In 1973, he moved to Cannes, where he installed a new atelier where he works up to this day alongside his son. He’s style is recognizable by the solar motif’s that he integrates to his ceramics, by the use of small golden beads that hung on chrome nickel rods.

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Georges Pelletier

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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