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Varec Magnetic Table Lamp


Condition: In very good condition.

Materials: Orange painted aluminum, iron, magnet, Bakelite socket.

Height: 16 cm – 6.29”

Width: 11,4 cm – 4.48”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14 – 1 x 25 watt max – 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 it does not produce lights anymore. These table lamps are hard to find.

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Varec website

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