A very stylish 1950s Spanish standing floor light in brown leather retaining its original condition by Valenti. Manufactured in Spain, circa 1950s. Saddle-stitched distressed leather over steel.
The Spanish Valentí company was founded in 1789. It is not to be confused with the company of the same name from Italy, famous for the Hebi lamps designed by Isao Hosoe, today named SP Light and Design.
The Valentí family started at first with silversmith workshop in Barcelona. In 1925 Fernando Valentí Clúa, founder of the current Valentí, was born. They produce furniture, bedrooms, and lighting. They regularly produced other designs of this floor lamp.
Often said that this floor lamp was designed by famous French designer Jacques Adnet, in the 50s, but it is not of course. He designed several lamps with leather decoration, hence the confusion. Also the table lamp is always wrongly attributed to Jacques Adnet.
Wear and tear . The lamp has been rewired for the English market .