1960s Eclipse Table Lamp
Materials: Red painted aluminium globe lampshade on top of a half round base. White painted adjustable aluminium globe inside. Ball-bearing inside the lamp. 3 black rubber feat. Some iron parts. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 17,8 cm / 7”
Width: ∅ 11,5 cm / 4.48”
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: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be determined.
Other versions: This 1960s Eclipse table lamp is a copy of the original designed by Vico Magistretti. In all probability it exists in several colours.
This Eclisse style table lamp is a copy, as confirmed by the Artemide company. The Eclisse lamp was never produced with rubber feet, but always with a black plastic lid on the bottom. Also the light bulb is placed lower with this one. The dimensions are the same. It also has a recess for use as a wall lamp, as with the original.
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Over the years several copies or interpretations of the Eclisse were made. Several examples can be found on the Vintageinfo website.
The original lamp is still in production. you can find it over here.
All the electric parts were made in the 1960’s, early 70’s by the VLM Components company from Buccinasco, near Milan in Italy. Today VLM Components is owned by Relco. It is one of the biggest suppliers of switches, cords and plugs in Europe. VLM Components became famous for the switches they produce that were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.