Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Iconic Scalamandre in the Limelight

Scalamandre Chinoise Exotique Lamp
Two of my favorite iconic Scalamandre designs have been interpreted in hand painted lamps, licensed by Scalamandre, and the result is truly stunning. "Chinoise Exotique" is inspired by Scalamandre's iconic wallpaper and fabric pattern. A charming tableau of stylized blossoms, vines, figures and animals. The classic square gourd shape porcelain lamp is accented with a square Lucite base, crystal ball finial, and brass hardware.

Scalamandre Chinoise Exotique

Lee Radziwill's Paris apartment with Chinoise Exotique

Another view of Lee Radziwill's apartment in Paris

Chinoise Exotique in a powder room

Inspired by Scalamandre's classic ikat pattern "Greystone Indigo," this lamp is hand painted on the front and back with the ikat pattern. This narrow 3" depth scaled body is accented with gloss crackled ceramic side panels. There is a lucite base and glass finial. This lamp would be the perfect choice for any lover of blue and white. This is a show stopper!

Scalamandre Greystone Indigo Lamp

Scalamandre Greystone Indigo


  1. I bought a roll of Chinoise Exotique wallpaper at an estate sale a few months ago for $5.oo. Can't decide what to do with it but I love it. Love your blog!

  2. OMG! I am so in love with the first lamp that my heart HURTS! Really beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing!