Sammode Studio

G1 floor lamp / wall lamp / pendant

design Pierre Guariche, 1951

The G1 lamp designed by Pierre Guariche in 1951 became a marker of french 1950s design. It is distinguished by a spun metal shade and two light sources providing direct and indirect lighting. Adorned with a solid brass ball acting as a counterweight, its brass arm seems to explore the limits of gravity. Its spectacular shade is available in vermilion red, black, white and chalk.

Available in wall, floor and pendant versions, it will naturally find its place in the reading corner or closed to the dinning table, where it will provide a soft and warm atmosphere.

Like all Sammode lights, the G1 is manufactured, assembled and packaged in France, in Châtillon-sur-Saône in the Vosges, which ensures perfect manufacturing quality.

Light source 2 x E27 LED dimmable (bulb not included) – CLII – cable 2 m (wall lamp) or 2,5 m (floor lamp) with dim switch on the cable

Shade lacquered aluminium – matt black, matt white, glossy red or glossy chalk Arm brushed varnished brass Mast black metal Source hidden white lacquered aluminium Fixation base black lacquered metal

Origin made in France Guaranty 5 years

G1 et G1 Large floor lamps

poids 12,55 kg

poids 13 kg

G1 floor lamp
(4 colours available) 

2460 €

G1 Large floor lamp
(4 colours available)

2700 €

G1 wall lamp

weight 5,78 kg

G1 wall lamp
(4 colours available)

2220 €

G1 pendant 

weight 5,78 kg

G1 pendant
(4 colours available)

2220 €

Pierre Guariche (1926 - 1995)

If there was one design discipline in which he excelled it was lighting. Designer and interior architect Pierre Guariche was one of the most prolific luminaire designers of the 1950s. That much is clear from his productive collaboration with lamp manufacturer Disderot, for which he was the preferred designer, and for which he would develop more than 40 influential and groundbreaking pieces.

Pierre Guariche designed the full range of luminaires, or perhaps more accurately families of lamps – desk lamps, floor lamps, wall lamps and pendant lamps – to cover all the needs identified for a given space. His luminaires are hugely comfortable and convenient in use, with no visible light source and an appropriate quality of light, whether intended for general lighting or traffic areas, to create an atmosphere or for a specific use, soft, powerful or even diffused by reflection.

The designer invented an enormous variety of solutions: the adjustable balance arm, the cantilever, the pivoting and tilting arm, the ball- jointed arm and spherical counterweights. In his designs, there is no gratuitous stylistic excess or purposeless detail, whether technically or functionally.

Pierre Guariche introduced the codes of a radical—not to say avant-garde – aesthetic. On the one hand, purity of line and totally original forms. On the other, an innovative technical dimension and a real intelligence in the use of materials, especially metal.

As a designer and manufacturer, Sammode brings the full weight of its industrial expertise in luminaire production, and particularly lighting suitability and a deep-rooted knowledge of metalworking. Faithful to the original designs and incorporating today’s technologies, the Sammode –Pierre Guariche models benefit, like all Sammode luminaires, from exceptional production quality and French manufacture.