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1950s Desk or Wall Lamp

Materials: Black painted brass folded rod beginning as a triangle. Ocher-vanilla painted conical aluminium lampshade perforated with a double row of five-pointed stars, white painted on the inside. Brass joint, Bakelite E14 socket.

Height: 25 cm / 9.84”

Width: ∅ 18 cm / 7.08”

Base: 11,5 cm / 4.52”

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, but a small one gives the best result.

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

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: The lampshade of this 1950s desk or wall lamp was used for several other table/desk/wall lamps. Exists in several colours. Several examples are on display here on the Vintageinfo website.

This table lamp with this triangular folded rod/tube exists in many forms. Who copied who? That could be the question. Is it a design by Gino Sarfatti, Robert Mathieu, Achille Castiglioni, to name a few? Many designers copied great designs and they still do. This lamp is in all probability made in Italy. Today (2018) IKEA has a lamp in production with a similar base.

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A.A.G. Stucchi

The plug, switch and socket of this lamp were made by the A.A.G. Stucchi company from the north of Italy, some 50 km (31 miles) from the capital of all Italian lights: Milan.

A.A.G. Stucchi was founded in 1944 and was first named Electra. In 1950 the name changed into A.A.G. Stucchi. The company’s founding members are Aristide, Arturo and Giuseppe Stucchi. A.A.G. Stucchi is located in the city of y.

1950s Desk or Wall Lamp perforated stars folded rod

1950s Desk or Wall Lamp perforated stars folded rod

1950s Desk or Wall Lamp perforated stars folded rod

1950s Desk or Wall Lamp perforated stars folded rod

Gino Sarfatti – Arteluce – Desk or Wall Lamp  551 – 1952

Gino Sarfatti, 551 desk or wall lamp for Arteluce, 1952

Achille Castiglioni – Arredoluce – Tubino Desk Lamp – 1951

Tubino Desk Lamp - Achille Castiglioni - Arredoluce 1951

Hans Bergström – Atelje Lyktan Ahus – Floor Lamp – 1950s

Atelje Lyktan Ahus Hans Bergström Floor Lamp