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1960s Goldkant Leuchten Table Lamp

Materials: Round black painted metal (iron) base. Painted with texture paint. Cast iron counterweight inside. Chrome rod. Adjustable geometrically designed round fabric lampshade. White painted metal disc on top. Black plastic ornamental adjustment screw and parts. 2 Bakelite E27 sockets.

Height: 61,5 cm / 24.21”

Width: ∅ 36 cm / 14.17”

Base: ∅ 16,5 cm / 6.49”

Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 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: Goldkant-Leuchten Fritz Wauer GmbH & Co. KG, Dieselstraße 30, 5600 Wuppertal, Germany.

Other versions: This 1960s Goldkant Leuchten table lamp exists in several variations. Also floor lamps were made. The geometric design of the lampshade was used for many other lamps. At least a floor lamp version with this lampshade was also sold by the Dutch company Raak.

Goldkant Leuchten

The company was founded right after World War II in 1946. The first name of the company was Cocoon-Leuchten International. The company is famous for the Cocoon lamps they produced. Goldkant Leuchten also produced ceramic lamps. Designers of Cocoon lamps: Shultz, Baum. The company ended business in 1994.


Fritz “Friedel” Wauer is credited by FLOS for devising the technology of spraying the material onto iron frames, was inspired by the “self-wrapping” of a silk worm, hence the naming “cocoon”.

Several examples of Cocoon lamps can be found on Vintageinfo.