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1950s Aluminor Bedside Lamps


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1950s Aluminor Bedside Lamps


Materials: Light yellow and red painted aluminium lampshades, white painted inside. Brass goose-neck. Painted iron base, tinned lid. Bakelite sockets.

Height: 20 cm / 7.87” – adjustable.

Lampshade: ∅ 9 and 9,5 cm / 3.54” and 3.74”

Base: ∅ 9 cm / 3.54”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.

Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. However, a small one gives the best result.

Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Aluminor, Contes, France.

Other versions: Slight differences in the lampshade, made in many colours.

The electric parts are Italian and made by VLM Components from Italy.


André Lavigne established Aluminor in Nice at the Côte d’Azur – the French Riviera in 1950 to manufacture camera shutters. A year later the company grows and develops into manufacturing lighting appliances, first as a subcontractor, then with its own products. In 1974 they move to Contes.


Links (external links open in a new window)

The Aluminor company still exists, you can find it over here:

Aluminor’s bio on their website

Another table lamp in the same style made by Aluminor on Vintageinfo, click here.

Contes, Alpes-Maritimes on Wikipedia

Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle on Wikipedia

Tulipani: Liefde, Eer en een Fiets (2017) on IMDb

VLM Components switches on Vintageinfo

Lamps in the movies on Vintageinfo

A yellow Aluminor lamp was used as a prop in the film Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle (Tulipani: Liefde, Eer en een Fiets), a 2017 Dutch comedy film, written by Peter van Wijk and directed by Mike van Diem. With Ksenia Solo and Giorgio Pasotti in this scene.

Aluminor Table Lamp - Tulipani (2017)