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1960s Chrome Cosack Desk Lamp

Materials: Round chromed metal (iron) base. Cast iron counterweight inside. Chrome rod & parts. Chrome joint. Adjustable tubular & conical lampshade. Some metal parts. Bakelite E27 socket.

Lampshade: ∅ 12 x 25 cm / 4.72 x 9.84”

Height: 61 cm / 24.01”

Base: ∅ 17 cm / 6.69”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Gebrüder Cosack – Gecos, Neheim-Hüsten, Germany.

Other versions: This 1960s chrome Cosack desk lamp exists in several versions. Other lampshades were used with the same base & rod. Also floor and wall lamps exists.


The Gebrüder Cosack (Gecoscompany was founded in 1848 as a metal processing plant in Neheim-HüstenGermany by Egon, Friedrich and Theodor Cosack. In the beginning they made liturgical items and crosses made of brass and they also produced kerosene lamps. Later the company came to the production of electric lamps.

After the Second World War Cosack pursued a modern direction. A best seller were copper lighting for restaurants. The company was declared bankrupt in 1984.

Best known designers: Ursula or Gottfried Stürzenhofecker (unclear, they are both designers), K. H. Kinsky.  

Gebrüder Cosack (Gecos) received 15 iF Design Awards

1960s Chrome Cosack desk lamp – Floor lamps  – 1968 Cosack catalogue picture

1960s Chrome Cosack Desk Lamp - Floor Lamps 1968, 1969 Catalogue Picture