Art Deco desk lamp by Monix
A French Art Deco desk lamp by Monix Paris from around 1925 in brass and cast iron with an opalescent blue glass tulip shade.
The height and angle of the lamp are adjustable. This type of lamp is often known as a watchmaker’s lamp.
The base is weighted and embossed ‘Monix Paris 2006’ (the model number, not the year!)
Rewired as new, the lamp has a bakelite switch, a French plug and takes a B22 bayonet bulb.
Height 20 inches / 50m
Width 12 inches / 30cm
In good condition with some normal signs of age and wear.
Shipping tariff T4. See shipping information
About Monix Paris
The Monix lamp company was founded in the 1920s by Maxime Lokiec, who invented and patented the round spring joint seen on many of the pre-war models. Contemporary adverts vaunted them as ‘the only lamps that tilt and pivot in every direction”. The atelier was located at 38 rue de la Folie-Méricourt, today a modern apartment block. After the war, the company continued to develop and move with the times, reflecting French tastes and lifestyles of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.