1950s Desk or Wall Lamp
Materials: Ocher/vanilla painted conical aluminium lampshade perforated with a double row of five-pointed stars, white painted on the inside. Black painted brass folded rod beginning as a triangle. Brass joint, Bakelite 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.
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 ofy.