GENET & MICHON : Table lamp in brass and glass, 1940

 

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Philippe GENET & Lucien MICHON : Table lamp with two branches of light, in thick glass and gilded brass mount. Original oval shade in gathered orange silk.

Circa 1940

Height : 48,5 cm - 19 1/8 in
Width : 36 cm - 14 1/8 in
Depth : 20 cm - 7 7/8 in

GENET & MICHON :
The company of GENET & MICHON was founded in 1911 by partners Philippe GENET (1882-?) and Lucien MICHON (1887-1963). Originally furniture and lighting manufacturers, they eventually focused on lighting and created all manner of architectural and decorative lighting fixtures in wide range of style.
Their specialty became pressed glass, and other designers, including Raymond SUBES, incorporated GENET & MICHON shades into their mounts. Their model in the Egyptian Revival style was exhibited at the 1922 Salon d'Automne in Paris.
The company's later lighting designs were more modernistic, with simple glass shades and minimal metal mounts. They won several first prizes in the exhibition of 1925 in Paris (Exposition des Arts Decoratifs) from where the name Art Deco is derived.
They have supplied lighting fixtures for the Elysées Palace, ministries, Embassies and ocean liners.
They made the famous light wall of Hotel Splendid in Dax city.

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