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1950s Trapezium Wall Lamp

Materials: Black painted metal lampshade. Painted with wrinkle paint. White painted inside. Brass arm. Wooden wall mount in kite form. White Bakelite socket.

Height: 25 cm / 9.84”

Width Lampshade: 8,4 cm / 3.30”

Depth: 14,5 cm / 5.70”

Width Wall Mount: 10 cm / 3.93”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 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.

Other versions: Unknown, in all probability made in several colours.

This geometric wall lamp has an Italian socket made in the 1950s by VLM Components.

VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.

VLM Components is famous for their large number of switches and other electric parts they produced for companies worldwide. They have become the most famous with the switches 450 and 475 designed by Achille Castiglione (1918 – 2002) in 1968.


Links (external links open in a new window)

Geometrie on Wikipedia

Geometric shapes on Wikipedia

Switches in the Relco webstore

The Relco Group website

Achille Castiglioni in the Moma Museum in New York

Achille Castiglioni VLM Switches on Vintageinfo

Lights with VLM-switches on Vintageinfo

1950s Trapezium Wall Lamp

1950s Trapezium Wall Lamp