HUGE 20thC PALM TREE FLOOR LAMP BY MAISON JANSEN, FRANCE c.1970
A massive and very rare Maison Jansen palm tree floor lamp dating from the 1960s/70s, with fifteen light points. Of fantastic proportions, superb quality with stained green palms, a wonderful piece of interior design from the latter part of the last century giving a great retro feel and ambient lighting to any living space.
Maison Jansen was a Paris-based interior decoration office founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen. Jansen is considered the first truly global design firm, serving clients in Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East. Throughout the firm's history, it employed a traditional style drawing upon European design, but influence of contemporary trends including the Vienna Secession, Modernism, and Art Deco has also appeared in Jansen interiors and in much of the custom furniture the firm produced between 1920 and 1950.
Under Boudin's leadership, Maison Jansen provided services to the royal families of Belgium, Iran, and Serbia as well as Elsie de Wolfe and Lady Olive Baillie's Leeds Castle in Kent, England. The firm's most published work was a project by Boudin and Paul Manno, the head of Jansen's New York office, for the U.S. White House during the administration of John F Kennedy. At the same time, Jansen completed the interior of the motor yacht Chambel IV, now renamed Northwind II. Northwind II is one of the few remaining complete Jansen commissions.
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In great condition - wear and tear consistent with age, some heavy oxidisation in general but if nothing else it gives the lamp a wonderful vintage look.
Width: 130 cm
Height: 240 cm
Depth: 115 cm