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1950s Perforated Bedside Lamp


Materials: Brass Base and rod. Mint green coloured wrinkle painted aluminium lampshade. It is white painted inside. Brass/gold coloured aluminium top on top of the lampshade. Iron counterweight in the bottom of the base. Bakelite socket.

Height: 17,5 cm / 6.88”

Width: 16 cm / 6.29”

Base: ∅ 9 cm / 3.54”

Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

These small table lamps, desk lamps or bedside lamps are often advertised as German lights, but I could not figure it out why. Below some other examples of these lamps, probably made by the same company.

The most famous artist who created lamps and furniture in perforated metal was Mathieu Matégot (1910 – 2001). This lamp is not by his hand.


Links (external links open in a new window)

Mathieu Matégot on Wikipedia

Perforated lamps on Vintageinfo

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