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Toucan Table Lamp

 

Materials: Plastic, Bakelite socket.

Total height: 23 cm / 9.05”

Width lampshade: 18 cm / 7.08”

Width base: 12 cm / 4.72”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 25 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a small one is preferred.

Period: 1960s – 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised; OTF (Old Timer Ferrari), Verona, Italy.

Manufacturer: Old Timer Ferrari, Verona, Italy.

Other versions: Made in different colours and 3 sizes. This one is the normal size, there is a bigger one (32 cm – 12.6”) and a small one (12 cm – 4.7”) on batteries. They can be used as desk lamp, table lamp or bedside lamp.

Versions exist with a VLM switch from circa 1965 and versions with the Achille Castiglioni VLM switch (more info over here on Vintageinfo). The Achille Castiglioni switch went in production in 1968. In all probability these lamps where produced from the late 1960s until the 1970s. The O.T.F. company no longer exist.

Beware: Never use a incandescence light bulb of more than 25 watts! The number of melted toucan lamps is uncountable.

Toucan Table Lamp - Old Timer Ferrari

Toucan Table Lamp - Old Timer Ferrari

Toucan Table Lamp - Old Timer Ferrari - Yellow

Toucan Table Lamp - Old Timer Ferrari - Red