Balthus Floor Lamp


The Balthus floor lamp by Astier de Villatte.

The Art-Nouveau inspired frame is made in rusted iron, forged in Italy. Lampshade in resin-parchment,

Made in Paris, at the Astier de Villatte atelier. Lamp numbered and signed (Balthus and Astier de Villatte monograms)

Original design by Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (Balthus).

This item is both oversized and fragile, we will get in-touch once your order has been placed with a freight quote, this item does not qualify for complimentary shipping.


  • The Polish-French artist Balthus designed this lamp for the Villa Medici shortly after becoming the director of the French Academy in Rome in 1964.
  • Its shape is inspired by ancient lights that Balthus found.
  • Dimensions: Total height - 1600mm, Drum height - 340mm, Drum diameter - 300mm.


Astier de Villatte

Astier de Villatte ceramics are handmade in their Parisian workshops. Each piece is unique, as a result of manual work and the natural method of drying. The white enamel allows an irregular glimpse of the brown clay underneath. The production of ceramic objects is a long and delicate process. Each piece is entirely made by one craftsperson. In fact, you can find engraved on each piece the initials of Astier de Villatte and of the craftsperson who made it.



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