Small French modernist hanging lamp by Maison Arlus, 1950s. Beautiful and elegant because of its simple shape. Black lacquered metal with a glass diffuser and brass details. Good condition. Period 1950-55.
Two bayonet bulbs (BA15d, IEC 7004-11 A, DIN 49720). The lighting system and the wire is used but in a good condition, approved to European standards. Works in the US.
Dimensions: height from ceiling till drop 17.3 in. (44 cm), depth 11.0 in. (28 cm) and width 11.0 inches (28 cm). Height of the black fixture 9.3 in. (10 cm).
Together with companies like Disderot, Lunel and Rispal, the Paris based firm Maison Arlus had a strong influence on the modernization of French lighting design during the 1950s. The Arlus models were obviously rooted in French Art Deco on the one hand, but show clear similarities with designs of Italian counterparts like Stilnovo and Arredoluce as well.
Modernist Pendant by Maison Arlus France
Beautiful and good condition, approved to European standards. Two French bayonet bulbs.