Vintage Info

Horseshoe Table or Desk Lamp


Condition: In very good condition.

Materials: Brass goose neck, cast iron base, aluminium lamp shade, black wrinkle paint on the outside of the lampshade, white wrinkle paint on the base. Probably there was felt used on the base to protect the surface below.

Height: 27 cm / 10.62”

Width: 8.5 cm / 3.34”

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.

Period: 1950s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

This horseshoe table or desk light is in all probability Italian, not only because this lamp was acquired in Italy some years ago and it got all the Italian looks, but also because of the wiring.

The plug, switch and socket of this lamp are made by the A.A.G. Stucchi company from the north of Italy, some 50 km (31 miles) from the capital of all Italian lights: Milan.

A.A.G. Stucchi

A.A.G. Stucchi was founded in 1944 and was first named Electra. In 1950 the name changed into A.A.G. Stucchi. The company’s founding members are Aristide, Arturo and Giuseppe Stucchi. A.A.G. Stucchi is located in the city of y.

The Castiglioni brothers

In 1955 Achille  (1918 – 2002) & Pier ‘Popo’ Giacomo Castiglioni (1913 – 1968) wins the “Compasso d’oro” for their famous Luminator lamp, designed in 1954 and produced by Gilardi & Barzaghi from Milan, a few years later produced by Artform and Flos. The electric parts of this 1st edition Luminator light were made by A.A.G. Stucchi. Maybe this light is produced by Gilardi & Barzaghi.

A.A.G. STUCCHI srl plug

Horseshoe Table Lamp

Horseshoe Table Lamp