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1950s Aluminor Bedside Lamps


Materials: Painted aluminium lampshade. Brass goose-neck. Painted iron base. Bakelite sockets.

Height: 20 cm / 7.87” – adjustable.

Lampshade: ∅ 9 and 9,5 cm / 3.54” and 3.74”

Base: ∅ 9 cm / 3.54”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.

Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. However, a small one gives the best result.

Period: 1950s – 1960s – Mid-Century modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Aluminor, Contes, France.

Other versions: Slight differences in the lampshade, made in many colours.

The electric parts are Italian and made by VLM Components.


André Lavigne established Aluminor in Nice at the Côte d’Azur – the French Riviera in 1950 to manufacture camera shutters. A year later the company grows and develops into manufacturing lighting appliances, first as a subcontractor, then with its own products. In 1974 they move to the Contes.

These lights are also used as desk lights and table lamps.


Links (external links open in a new window)

The Aluminor company still exists, you can find it over here:

Aluminor’s bio on their website

Another light in the same style made by Aluminor on Vintageinfo, click here.

Contes, Alpes-Maritimes on Wikipedia

VLM Components switches on Vintageinfo

1950s Aluminor Bedside Lamps