Large double lamp base in crystal by DAUM, circa 1960, and a lampshade



What I like

I like the very modern side of the free form of this lamp base, which describes an abstract rhythm of light, which shimmers in the transparent material of this crystal developed by the Daum house. It is a true sculpture, both present by the gesture of the creator, which can be compared to lyrical abstraction, and disappearing in the light that it incorporates and restores in a thousand fragments. The quality of Daum crystal is thus magnified and a utilitarian object, a lamp, becomes a work of art.


Large double lamp foot in DAUM crystal, circa 1960 and a lampshade.

The lamp base, of unusually large size, draws a free loop shape resting on a quadrangular base worked hot with the clamp of light ribs.

Around 1960.

With a vintage slightly flared oval lampshade in textured unbleached fabric with salmon lining (some spots).

Dimensions and weight

Top of the crystal: 35 cm- Top with socket: 39 cm- Width: 12 cm- Prof. 10 cm

Weight: 5 kg

Dimensions of the lampshade: High. : 26 cm- Width: 38 cm- Prof. : 26 cm

Mix & Match

This lamp is a true work of art: so it can be confronted with any set of furniture and art objects. By changing or not its lampshade, we will keep it deliciously 1960, perfect to illuminate for example the coffee table ofJulien de Covemaeker, with abstract decoration also refined; with a more colorful lampshade, it will give cachet to the  round coffee table in chrome and white marble of the 70s.  But we can, by changing the decade, put it on  the Orsay table designed by Gae Aulenti: the assumed roundness of the lamp will follow the curved lines of the table uprights.

Of course, this lamp will rub shoulders without complex antique furniture of good quality, the quality of its material and design allow it.


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The creator

Michel Daum (1900-1986) chemical engineer directed with Henri Daum the Daum crystal factory from the 1950s and became President in 1965. Member of the Committee of Decorative Artists, he is at the origin of the production of pieces in clear crystal and in rare cases slightly colored, very symptomatic of the years 1950-1970. Daum’s achievements will often be imitated but never equalled.

The publisher

Daum is a crystal factory founded in 1878 in Nancy, Lorraine, France, by Jean Daum. The development of Daum takes place around 1890-1900 with the Art Nouveau style and the School of Nancy (cf Gallé…). The creations of this period populate museums, both in France and in Japan, the United States and Japan in particular. The Daum workshops have trained some of the great names of Art Nouveau: Jacques Gruber, Amalric Walter, the Schneider brothers… Masterpieces were also created during the Art Deco period, also in major museums.  After the Second World War and the many shortages of pigments used to make glass paste, crystal took a prominent place, under the direction of Henri and Michel Daum. A grandson of the founders develops the manufacture of a particularly transparent and shiny crystal. This new crystal promotes the production of parts with thick and flexible shapes and a luminous appearance.

A beautiful authentic object at the right price

This lamp has been carefully selected for its aesthetic qualities, originality and fair price. Our choice favors above all the acuteness of the design, guarantee of a valuation of your new acquisition in your interior and an ability to dialogue with your furniture, to agree and mix to create a unique decoration.

Buying vintage items is a reasonable investment, and it preserves the resources of our planet!

Additional information
Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 12 × 10 × 39 cm




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Dominique de Paillerets is passionate about objects and art. He likes to combine Design furniture from the 70s and the 18th century, in the spirit Combining refinement and the spirit of the seventies

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