Chalvignac Ceramics-Lamp

Space Age Lamp Mid Century Modern Table Lamp Atomic Table Lamp Chalvignac Table Lamp Biomorphic Lamp Vintage Red Ceramic Lamp

$256.00 $284.44

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    Space Age Lamp, Mid Century Modern Table Lamp, Atomic Table Lamp, Chalvignac Table Lamp, Biomorphic Lamp, Vintage Red Ceramic Lamp
    USA/CANADA WIRING. Made in Canada. PAIR AVAILABLE.
    Can you say "Candy Red"? I'm pretty sure when they named that colour, they must have had this sweet little red gem in mind.
    This Chalvignac space age biomorphic red lamp as art piece displayed on a side table, bedside table or credenza will be appreciated for years to come. What a fabulous new piece to spruce up a favorite area of your living space. As perfect in a classic mid-century home as it would be in a modern, clean aesthetic of the 21st century. This lamp has been around a long time, and is sure to please for another half-century too. This is a veritable piece of modern art history for anyone from collector, to enthusiast of a wonderful aesthetic design period.
    Dimensions: 12 1/2" high x 8 1/2" wide x 8 1/2" deep, base is 7 1/4" deep. Cord 4.5' long.
    Condition: Very good to excellent vintage condition. No cracks, no chips. May have some light crazing. Some glaze imperfections from the artisanal manufacturing process as to be expected. Lights are in good working order with original vintage wiring. Please refer closely (ZOOM IN) to all photographs for more condition information.
    Maurice Chalvignac is the quintessential mid century modern artist and ceramist who migrated to Canada in 1957 at the height of the Scandinavian influence in design and artistry. Born in Paris in 1927, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and is internationally recognized for his pottery and his artwork. After the 2nd World War, Chalvignac was given a sculptor's training for 7 years and it is then that he became interested in pottery. Chalvignac emigrated to Canada in 1957 and settled in Montreal where he found a job in a religious sculpture business.
    He is known for his West German and Danish aesthetic, in particular his development and use of what is known as 'fat lava' glazing. It includes tones of tawny brown, beige, white overlay and a foamy effect that overcoats his pieces.
    Once in Canada, he met Claude Jasmin (1930-), a leading man of letters who, at that time, was a ceramist. He encouraged Chalvignac to return to this art, which he did. He quickly expands his workshop until about thirty employees are working under him. His wares begin to be produced, including some in collaboration with Jordi Bonet and influenced by a close relationship with Giovani Liva, who works as his foreman. In the early 1980s, Chalvignac goes back to his more artisanal approach and produces more of his finer masterpieces.
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