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G50 Table Lamp

design Pierre Guariche, 1958

The G50 table lamp, with a design reminiscent of the G61, consists of a circular perforated sheet metal drum closed by a PMMA diffuser, held by brass screws echoing the four small feet in the same metal. Generously sized, it provides substantial lighting power thanks to its three dimmable E27 bulbs. Available in black and white, the G50 is made in France by Sammode, in their factory in the Vosges.

Light source 3 X E27 – dimmable LED (max 11W advised, bulb not included)
Materials perforated metal shade - PMMA diffuser - brass feet

Dimensions Ø 350 mm x H 225 mm Weight 2.4 kg
Origin made in France Guarantee 5 years

G50 White

900 €

G50 Black
900 €

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.