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1950s Aluminor Bedside Lamps


Condition: In excellent condition.

Materials: Painted aluminium lampshade, brass goose-neck, painted iron base, Bakelite sockets.

Height: 20 cm – 7.87” – adjustable.

Width lampshade: 9 and 9,5 cm ∅ – 3.54” and 3.74”

Width base: 9 cm ∅ – 3.54”

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

Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred, but 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 the VLM company.

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 here:

Aluminor’s bio on their website

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

1950s Aluminor Bedside Lamps