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1960s Indigo Globe Table Lamp

Materials: Round flat metal (iron) base. Long metal rod with two rings. Painted in indigo purple. Frosted white opal glass globe. Galvanised metal E14 socket.

Height: 66 cm / 25.98”

Width: ∅ 15,5 cm / 6.10”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a white, opaque or frosted one is preferred.

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

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be determined.

Other versions: This 1960s indigo globe table lamp was probably made in several colours. It is big enough for use as a floor lamp.

This table or floor lamp has many similarities with the Polluce floor lamp from Artemide. A design by Anna Fasolis, Enzo Mari Concorso, Studio Artemide-Domus. You can find it over here in the Artemide catalogue from 1973 on page 3.

This table lamp has also many similarities with the globe lamps designed by E. R. Nele for Temde Leuchten. Often said Max Bill, but those are false assumptions. E.R. Nele is Eva Renée Nele Bode. She is a German sculptor and made many large scale metal sculptures.

VLM Components

All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 1960s, early 1970s. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni.

VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands RelcoLeuciRelco LightingVLM Components and Segno.

1960s indigo globe table lamp – parts

Galvanized Metal Socket

1960s Indigo Globe Table or Floor Lamp - socket

VLM Components Switch

1960s Indigo Globe Table or Floor Lamp - VLM switch

Lamp Base Bottom

1960s Indigo Globe Table or Floor Lamp - bottom base

VLM Components Switch – Back

1960s Indigo Globe Table or Floor Lamp - VLM switch