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1950s Desk or Wall Lamp

Materials: Ocher/vanilla painted aluminium. Perforated five-pointed stars in the lampshade, white painted inside. Black painted brass, brass, 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 – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

This lamp 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 probably made in Italy. It is acquired in Italy and the wiring, plug and socket are Italian.


Links (external links open in a new window)

Pentagram on Wikipedia
Five-pointed star on Wikipedia

1950s Desk or Wall Light

1950s Desk or Wall Light

1950s Desk or Wall Light

1950s Desk or Wall Light

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

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

Achille Castiglioni – Arredoluce – Tubino Desk Light – 1951

Tubino Desk Light - Achille Castiglioni - Arredoluce 1951

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

Atelje Lyktan Ahus Hans Bergström Floor Lamp