Balthus Floor Lamp


The Balthus floor lamp by Astier de Villatte.

The Art-Nouveau inspired frame is made of steel, with a parchment style drum.

Made in Paris, at the Astier de Villatte atelier.

Original design by Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (Balthus).

This item is not available for online purchasing, to enquire please phone the store on 09 3764802, or email us at to arrange an order.


  • 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 - 160cm, Drum height - 34cm, Drum diameter - 30cm.
  • This is an oversized item. Please see our shipping page for freight details.


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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