Terra cotta and resin Accolay lamp with a wool lampshade. It has a spot for a light bulb and its interior also lights up.
The rural city of Accolay is 200 km southeast of Paris and between 1945 and 1989, it was home to one of the most prolific pottery workshops in the area. Created by four friends, it became famous worldwide by created more than 3,000 ceramic buttons for Christian Dior designs in the ’40s.
Dimensions: Diameter: 35 cm (with lampshade). Base diameter: 25 cm. Height with lampshade: 72 cm.
What we love:
1. Its style captures the artistic African influences of the ’50s.
2. Its abrupt craftsmanship is a pure trend.
3. Its hypnotic effect when its interior is lit up.
It is in excellent condition but we mustn’t forget that the passing of time and, of course, signs of wear are what make vintage and antiques magical. Buy it if you truly share this philosophy.