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Other lamps with lamp shades in the folded ‘Rispal’ style here on this website:

Rispal Pendant Light
Italian 1950s ‘Rhodoid’ Floor Lamp


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Diabolo Pendant Lamps


Materials: Steel wire and cotton, Bakelite sockets.

Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’

Height: 45 cm / 17.71”

Width bottom: 35 cm / 13.77”

Width top: 22 cm / 8.66”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximuù, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base can be used, not a specific one preferred.

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

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: An unknown German company.

Other versions: Unknown, but probably they exists as this has the number 2715 B on the label, there should also be a 2715 A.

Folded “plissee” fabric was made famous by French light-designer Jean Rispal.

German diabolo ceiling lamp made of steel wire and cotton in the style of the lamps designed by the French designers Pierre Guariche, René Mathieu…

Lights in this type of fabric are often attributed to Rispal, but in fact every lamp producer made them because they were immense popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Most of these lamps are made in celluloid (rhodoïd), some type of plastic.

These 4 big lamps came out of the attic of a lighting shop near Bruges, Belgium and were never used. Made in Germany, as you can see on the label that’s still hanging inside these lamps.

Diabolo Pendant Lights