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1960s Arc Floor Lamp

Materials: Marble base, chromed iron rods, brushed aluminium lampshade, white painted inside, plastic parts, Bakelite socket.

Height: 167 cm / 65.74”, adjustable until 220 cm / 86.61”

Width: 120 cm / 47.24” adjustable until 200 cm / 78.74”

Lampshade: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”

Base: ∅ 35,5 cm x 5 cm / 13.97” x 1.96”

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: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Rare seen arc floor lamp. Once in a few years you find this lamp for sale. Some years ago a dealer sold the same floor lamp online as a lamp made by Fritz Hansen… 

The switch and all the other electric parts were made by the VLM company from Buccinasco near Milan in Italy. Achille Castiglioni (1918 – 2002) designed the switch in 1968. VLM is owned by Relco.


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1960s Arc Floor Lamp

1960s Arc Floor Lamp

1960s Arc Floor Lamp

1960s Arc Floor Lamp