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Elma Desk Lamp


Materials: Light purple or pastel purple painted metal. Chromed metal parts, chromed goose-neck. Bakelite socket. The lampshade is white painted inside.

Height: 31 cm / 10.23” – adjustable

Width:  10 cm / 5.51”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a small round one is preferred.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Elma, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Other versions: Made in many models and colours.

These lights are often attributed to GepoAnvia or Herda, 3 light producers from the Netherlands. However, these lights were never made or sold by these companies. These lamps were a big success in The Netherlands and Belgium (Benelux) in the 1970s.


Lights like this one appear in a 1970s catalogue as lights made by Elma.
Elma is a Yugoslavian electrical device company. They produced electrical household appliances and lights from a high quality and design. Elma is located in LjubljanaSlovenia. Today they produce transformers and relays. The ELMA TT company is consist of 4 companies based in Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Serbia

VLM Components

All the electric parts are made by VLM Components from Italy.

VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.