Clément Mère (1861-1940)
Lamp with parchment lampshade. After learning painting at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he joined the La Maison Moderne gallery. Clément Mère’s furniture creations were remarkable.
Félix Aublet (1903-1978)
An all-round artist, Félix Aublet created metal tube objects and constructed buildings with novel materials. He took part in a number of significant exhibitions, including the Brussels World’s Fair in 1935.
The Ball Lamp, created in 1931, is based on mobility. It consists of a swivelling ball on a flat base to which a tube has been attached holding a rotating half-globe lampshade.
Maurice Gaspard (1890-1954)
On the piano is a lamp created by Belgian artist Maurice Gaspard, who made his name as an interior designer in the 1920s. He took part in the Paris World’s Fair, where he presented the lamp that was purchased there by the Van Buurens.
It is a magnificent tripod lamp with a bronze base and lampshade dotted with gilded copper flakes.