1950s Rectangular Wall Lamp
Materials: Dark Grey/anthracite/near-black painted metal (iron). Off-white base. White acrylic diffuser. 2 brass ornamental screws. Bakelite socket.
Height: 5,5 cm / 2.16”
Width: 25 cm / 9.84”
Depth: 6 cm / 2.36” – 7 cm / 2.75” with the screws.
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.
Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This 1950s rectangular wall lamp exists in several variations and colours.
Unfortunately, no information to be found about this geometric wall lamp. Sometimes you find this lamp for sale as an Italian wall lamp, but that is because of the electric parts made by VLM Components. Also spotted as a French light, but without name. Do you have an idea? Please use the contact form and make this website more complete. Your help is much appreciated.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 1950s, 1960s. VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno. VLM Components became famous for the switches they produce which were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.