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Varec Magnetic Table Lamp

 

Materials: Orange painted aluminum and iron. A Magnet. Bakelite socket.

Height: 16 cm / 6.29”

Width: ∅ 11,4 cm / 4.48”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14 , 1 x 25 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: Chiusure Magnetiche “Varec” srl, Milan, Italy.

Other versions: Made in several colours.

Varec: The company still exists and is specialized in the field of magnetic locks but they do not produce any lighting anymore. These table lamps are hard to find.

 

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Many companies produced magnetic lamps in the 1970s. Below a few examples.

Reggiani magnetic table lamp

Reggiani Magnetic Table Lamp

Reggiani Magnetic Table Lamp

Reggiani Magnetic Table Lamp

One of the most famous magnetic lamps from 1962: Angelo Lelii – Contrast Mini Spotlight

Angelo Lelii - Contrast Mini Spotlight -1962