This Ski Floor Lamp was created by Jean Royère circa 1950. It retains the original red and white paint. It was acquired from the family of the first owner, Mr Gouffé. Documentation can be found in Archives Jean Royère, Galerie Jacques Lacoste & Galerie Patrick Seguin, cliché N°759 avec un lampadaire Ski similaire; as well as Archives Jean Royère, Galerie Jacques Lacoste & Galerie Patrick Seguin, plan d’exécution N° 2.352 pour un lampadaire Ski similaire, circa 1945.
Born into a wealthy French family, Royère (1902-1981) embarked on his design career rather late. In 1931, at age 29, he went to learn his new profession in the cabinetmaking workshops of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris. Just a few years later, he was deemed an international design sensation—a stature he would hold until the 1970s. His clients included luminaries like King Farouk, King Hussein of Jordan, the Shah of Iran, among many more.
Red and white painted metal
H 169.5 x L 39.5 x D 60 cm