1950s Trapezium Wall Lamp
Materials: Black painted metal (iron) lampshade. Painted with wrinkle paint. White painted inside. Curved brass rod. Wooden wall mount in a kite form. White Bakelite E27 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: For the moment it is unknown if this 1950s trapezium wall lamp was made in other versions, but in all probability it exists in several colours.
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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 Components 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 the large number of switches and other electric parts they produced for companies worldwide. VLM Components became famous for the switches model 450 & 475 they produce which were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.
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Switches in the Relco webstore
Achille Castiglioni in the Moma Museum in New York
Achille Castiglioni VLM Switches
Lamps with VLM Components switches