Édouard-Wilfrid Buquet, 1927
At 4.29 p.m. on 9th February, 1927 Eduard-Wilfrid Buquet feild his patent for parts of this table lamp, particularly the flexible joints, at the Ministère du Commerce et l'Industrie in Paris. Various versions were produced until the 1940's. Although little is known about Buquet we do know that he produced this lamp himself and probably designed it as well.
The contemporary EB 27 lamp is impressively functional, stunningly elegant and mysteriously fragile. It was developed in 1925 by a French engineer and designer by the name of Édouard-Wilfrid Buquet. He must have suspected that he’d created something special, as he patented parts of the lamp, especially the joints, just two years later.
While we know that Édouard-Wilfrid Buquet developed many fine lamps, that’s sadly where our knowledge about him comes to an end. However, the shape of the EB 27 table lamp perfectly reflects his feel for aesthetics and functionality, which was closely related to the esprit of the Bauhaus movement.
All components bear the 925 hallmark.
Compared to the standard model, the base has been visually assimilated to the original design. The base also bears the following stamp: TECNOLUMEN, BWKS, crescent and crown, 925, handcrafted, and serial number. A brass weight is inserted in the 925 silver shell.
Each lamp is numbered consecutively and bears the TECNOLUMEN signet.
Bulb supplied: LED lamp spot 5.5 W, 12 V matt (EEK: G)
Little is known about the life of Édouard-Wilfrid Buquet. He was born in France in 1866, but the time and place of his death is unfortunately a mystery.Learn more about Édouard-Wilfrid Buquet