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A similar lamp was used as a prop in the 1979 film “Meteor” with Sean Connery, Natalie Wood and Karl Malden. An Hong Kong–American science fiction disaster film in which scientists detect an asteroid on a collision course with our planet.

Aluminium Brutalist Table Lamp - Meteor (1979)

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Aluminium Brutalist Table Lamp

 

Materials: Aluminium (burned). Bakelite socket. Square red/maroon fabric lampshade.

Total Height: 68 cm / 26.77”

Lampshade: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”

Height: 40 cm / 15.74”

Base: ∅ 9 cm / 3.54”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 socket can be used.

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: W. Luyckx.

Manufacturer: Aluclair, Belgium.

Aluclair: Not much is known about this company. They produced a hole range of items in this style, all made in this burned aluminium; ashtrays, candlesticks and more than 10 different lamps like this one. The Aluclair company was active in the 1960s and 1970s.

It’s possible that the design of these lamps is based on/inspired by a design by Pierre Forsell, who designed lamps in brass in this style in 1965 for the Swedish company Skultuna Bruk, as you can see below. At least there are enough similarities.

 

Links (external links open in a new window)

Skultuna mässingsbruk on Wikipedia

Skultuna mässingsbruk website

Meteor (film) on Wikipedia

Meteor (film) on IMDb

Brutalist lamps on Vintageinfo

Lamps in the movies on Vintageinfo

Lamps made of burned metal on Vintageinfo

Pierre Forsell table lamp for Skultuna Bruk, Sweden

Another Aluclair table lamp designed by W. Luyckx. 

Pierre Forsell Brass Brutalist Table Lamp, Skultuna Bruk Sweden, 1965

Aluminium Brutalist Table Lamp - Aluclair