1950s Banana Yellow Desk Lamp
Materials: Banana yellow painted iron lampshade. Painted in wrinkle paint. the inside is painted white. Polished brass gooseneck. Thick iron base, also painted in banana yellow. Purple painted iron bottom.
Max Height: 41 cm / 16.14” – adjustable.
Lampshade: ∅ 17 cm / 6.69”
Base: ∅ 13,5 cm / 5.31”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. But a small one creates the best result.
Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Aluminor, Contes, France – attributed.
Other versions: Made in several colours.
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 moved to the Contes and they started to export their lighting to the United States. Over the years the company expanded and built a number of new workshops. The company still exists and they still produce lighting.
The electric parts were made in the early 1950s by the VLM Components company from Buccinasco, near Milan in Italy. Today VLM Components is owned By Relco. It is one of the biggest suppliers of switches, cords and plugs in Europe. VLM Components became famous because of the switches they produce that were designed by Achille Castiglione in 1968.
Aluminor bedside lamps
Big collection of 1950s/1960s table lamps in perfect condition, never used! These lamps came from a barracks on the Italian island of Sicily. They were the spare lamps for the recruits.