Rare Pair of Vintage Charlotte Perriand Infraphil -7525 Lamps for Philips R2,500 each
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The first Philips Infraphil heat lamp and armature carried number 7525 and was intended for both medical and domestic use. It was equipped with a circular grip with which the angle of the lamp could be adjusted. The grip was chromium-plated. The blown glass lamp lacked a red filter making the use of eye-protectors necessary.
The base and the housing were both made of varnished plated aluminium. A circular black Philips logo was mounted on the varnished clamp that fixed the grip to the base. Its production started in 1946 and it was the first in a long line of similar products
In vintage condition with some age marks.
We’ve left them in their original condition. If preferred we can arrange rewiring them as we bought new connectors and bulb fittings, either infrared or not, not identical though.
Born in Paris in 1903, Charlotte Perriand studied at the Ecole de l’Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs. In 1927, inspired by his architectural treatises, Perriand persuaded Le Corbusier to employ her. He put her in charge of prototype production and public presentations of the studio’s work. In collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret, Perriand developed a series of tubular steel chairs, which were—and are still today—hailed as icons of the machine age.
In 1940, she travelled to Japan as an official advisor on industrial design. When Japan joined the war, she found herself trapped in Vietnam from 1942 until 1946. During her exile, Perriand studied local techniques of woodwork and weaving. She returned to France intent on introducing straw and bamboo to modern design.
Back in France, Perriand continued her work with Le Corbusier and Prouvé. She was integral to the design of Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseille. She remained an influential figure in the modern movement until her death in 1999.
Tall 24.13cm Long 14.61cm Depth 23.5cm
Philips logo was mounted on the varnished clamp
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