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Uchiwa Table Lamp

 

Materials: Bamboo, wood, white painted metal. Bakelite socket. Cardboard on the bottom of the base.

Height: 54 cm / 21.25”

Width: 31 cm / 12.20”

Base: ∅ 13,5 cm / 5.31”

Electricity: 1 light bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Uchiwa is the Japanese word for fan and it is a traditional Japanese fan.  Originally these fans were made from big leaves and animal hair. The oldest fans can be seen in the records of ancient China, as well as the wall paintings of Ancient Egypt.

The Uchiwa lamp was made popular in the seventies by the German designer Ingo Maurer (born May 12, 1932), who designed wall lights, table lamps, chandeliers and floor lamps in this style for his own company Design M, which he founded in 1963. Later the name of his company was changed in Ingo Maurer GmbH. This table lamp is from the same period.

Links (external links open in a new window)

Uchiwa fan on Wikipedia

Ingo Maurer website

Ingo Maurer on Wikipedia

Antique Japan Fan Hanging Lantern Bamboo & Paper Uchiwa