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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Max Sauze

Max Sauze
Max Sauze (1933- ) is a French sculptor, designer and visual artist. He was born in Algeria and attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Algiers from 1953-1956 and then studied at the Ecole Camondo in Paris from 1956-1959.

Sauze is best known for his lighting design, but he also designed furniture and created sculptures. He worked on the multiplication of form. From a base which is replicated out in all dimensions, his structures took form referencing the process of life.

He designed an extensive line of lighting in the 1970s, and again in 2000. He is recognized internationally for his work and has been exhibited extensively.


Sculpture, 1952

L'Homme sirène

Sling chairs

Coffee table

Wire chairs

Cassiope pendant lamp

Auriga pendant lamp

Orion pendant lamp

Ganymede table lamp

Pendant lamp for Sciolari


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    1. I agree. I find his lamps his most interesting work. I'd love to have that Orion lamp!

  2. Stunning Pendant lamps...I wish I had light fittings to fit such magical pieces of sculpture instead of the boring quartz hallogen downlights which seem to be in every house built in the past 20 years

    1. You chose the perfect word to describe his lamps. They truly are magical, and they would definitely give a house a personality all its own.