Table Lamp by Line Vautrin France, Talosel with Incrusted Mirrors Grey, Purple
A beautiful table lamp called "Lampe bougeoir" (candlestick lamp) designed and manufactured by Line Vautrin around 1955.
The structure consists of black Talosel (cellulose acetate) inlaid with pretty mirrors in shades of color ranging from oyster to dark purple.
The shade is photographed in presentation, the electrification of the Luminaire is new but can be easily changed.
The Luminaire is in a good state of conservation, presents the patina of time and is signed hot by scarification "Line Vautrin".
The charming lights of Line Vautrin are rare on the market.
Designer : Line Vautrin
Manufacturer : Line Vautrin
H 13.19 in. x Dm 4.73 in.
H 33.5 cm x Dm 12 cm
4.73 in. (12 cm)
Dimensions without lampshade.
Markings : Signed by scarification "LINE VAUTRIN"
Line Vautrin (1913 – 1997)
Line Vautrin was born on April 28th in Paris. Her family owns a bronze foundry on Faubourg Saint-Antoine.
She started working on her first creations, bracelets, at the age of 21 and opens his first boutique in 1938.
She exhibits at “Salon des Artistes décorateurs” during 1939-1942 and presents her first gilt-bronze boxes.
After a short stay in Casablanca, she’s back in Paris in 1950 and discover a new material, cellulose acetate that she patents and renames “Talosel” and begins to produce her famous convex mirrors.
1958, Line opens a new boutique at Rue de l’Université in Paris. She sells her creations to famous people such as Brigitte Bardot, François Sagan and Ingrid Bergman.
She met David Gill in 1987 who will revive her fame organising exhibitions troughout the world. London, Tokyo, NYC, Barcelona and Brussels.
Line Dies in 1997 two years before the retrospective in Musée des Arts décoratifs.
Photos archives Marie Laure Bonnaud Vautrin