1950s Metal Floor Lamp
Materials: Black and white painted iron, nickel-plated brass. Black and white grid metal perforated lampshade. Brass socket.
Height: 184 cm / 25.39” – adjustable.
Base: 36 x 37 cm / 14.17” x 14.56”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Artimeta, Soest, The Netherlands – attributed.
Other versions: For the moment it is unknown if this 1950s metal floor lamp exists in several versions.
The design of this floor lamp is very similar with a design by Vico Magistretti and Mario Tedeschi from 1946. Their floor lamp is named Clarítas.
Presumably this floor lamp was made by Artimeta, Soest, The Netherlands. The company was founded by Floris H. Fiedeldij and was active in the period 1950s – 1970s.
Artimeta produced a lot of furniture with perforated metal. After the bankruptcy, the company got a restart under the name Art Light. The company no longer exists.
Mathieu Matégot designed several items for Artimeta but probably not this floor lamp.
Artimeta also sold lamps produced by the famous Italian company Stilnovo.
Someone suggested that it is a lamp made by Artiforte, another company from The Netherlands, but without any proof, unfortunately. More info about Artiforte can be found over here.
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