Vintage Info

Joe Colombo KD 27 Table Lamp


Condition: In very good condition.

Materials: Red and white ABS plastic.

Height: 24 cm – 9.44”

Width: 24 cm – 9.44”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt max – 110/220 volt.
Any type of lamp can be used, preferably a white/opaque bulb.

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Joe Colombo, born Cesare Colombo, Milan Italy (30 July 1930 – 30 July 1971).

Manufacturer: Kartell, Milan, Italy.

Other versions: Made in many colours. The bigger version KD 29 is a desk lamp as you can see below.

The table lamp KD 27 (and the KD 29, a larger model) is designed by Joe Colombo for Kartell in 1967. This light is stackable and sold as table or floor lamp. Made from 1967 until 1981. Early versions are made from a different kind of plastic and have the bulb and socket in the middle.

Kartell  is an Italian company that produces plastic contemporary furniture.  The company, head-quartered in Milan, began manufacturing auto-mobile accessories in 1949. It expanded into home furnishings in 1963. It was founded by Italian chemical engineer Giulio Castelli (1920 – 2006) and his wife and architect Anna Castelli Ferrieri (1918 – 2006). Kartell became well-known due to the work of design’s by her hand.

Joe Colombo book at published by the Vitra Design Museum, Germany.


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