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1950s Rectangular Wall Lamp

Materials: Dark Grey/anthracite/near-black painted metal (iron). Off-white base. White acrylic diffuser. Brass 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: Probably made in several variations and colours.

Unfortunately, no information to be found about this 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. Got an idea? Please let us know!


All the electric parts were made by the VLM Components company from Buccinasco, near Milan in Italy. They were produced in the 1950s and early 1960s. The cord is more recent from the 70s, but it has got nothing to do with this lamp. Today VLM Components is owned By Relco. Together they are one of the biggest suppliers of switches, cords and plugs in Europe. VLM Components became famous because of the switches they produced that were designed by Achille Castiglione.

1950s Rectangular Wall Lamp - parts