Joseph André Motte M5 table lamp Disderot France 1960





The table lamp model M5, designed by Joseph-André Motte and manufactured by Disderot in France in 1960, stands as an iconic representation of mid-century modern design. Crafted with a solid brass structure, this early version of the M5 table lamp showcases the elegant simplicity and innovative approach characteristic of Motte’s work. The lamp’s brass structure is not only durable but also adds a touch of sophistication with its warm, golden hue. The design features a curved brass form, providing a sleek and seamless appearance that highlights the craftsmanship involved in its creation.


A distinctive feature of the M5 table lamp is its two sculptural Perspex shades. These shades, designed to interconnect like puzzle pieces, offer both functionality and artistic appeal. The translucent nature of the Perspex diffuses light softly, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. The shades’ unique design ensures an even distribution of light, enhancing the overall aesthetic and practical use of the lamp. Maintained in excellent original condition, this lamp is more than a functional light source; it is a collector’s item, revered for its historical significance and timeless beauty. The M5 table lamp by Joseph-André Motte remains a sought-after piece for collectors and enthusiasts of mid-century modern design, embodying the elegance and innovation of a bygone era.


This lamp is checked in our own atelier, cleaned and is also suitable for use in the USA. For US usage we could change the plug, or you can get a converter if needed for a floor or table lamp with transformer in it.


Joseph-André Motte was a visionary French designer known for his contributions to mid-century modern design. Born in 1925, he graduated from the École des Arts Appliqués in Paris and quickly established himself as a leading figure in furniture and lighting design. Motte’s work is characterized by its elegant simplicity, innovative use of materials, and functional beauty. He collaborated with renowned manufacturers such as Disderot, creating iconic pieces like the M5 table lamp. Throughout his career, Motte’s designs were celebrated for their timeless appeal and continue to be highly sought after by collectors and design enthusiasts.

Designer: Joseph Andr Motte
Type: M5 table lamp
Manufacturer: Disderot
Year: 1960
Country: France
Materials: Brass, plexiglass
Condition: Very good, original
Height: 39 cm
Width: 30 cm
Depth: 18 cm
Item nr: PF23SE05

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Europe: € 75 - 150
Outside Europe: € 150 - 250

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