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1960s Nickel-Plated Floor Lamp

Materials: Nickel plated iron round base, cast-iron counterweight inside. Long nickel plated rod. 2 black rods with ornamental screws. Black painted round metal lampshades, white painted inside. Some plastic parts. 2 Metal sockets.

Height: 130 cm / 51.18”

Width: 38 cm / 14.96”

Lampshade: ∅ 11,5 x 20 cm / 4.52 x 7.87”

Base: ∅ 22 cm / 8.66”

Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 75 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 appraised.

Other versions: This 1960s nickel-plated floor lamp was also made as a table lamp. Probably also made in some variations.

This floor lamp/reading lamp has many similarities with the Studio floor lamp designed By Jo Hammerborg and produced by Fog & Morup. The switches of this floor lamp were replaced with 1990s VLM Components switches, probably in the 90s.

Many companies produced similar lamps. This one is probably made in The Netherlands or Germany.

The most striking thing about this lamp is that it has two plugs. You find it often with lamps made by Gepo from The Netherlands, but this lamp is probably not by them. It also has a plastic crown at the top of each lamp, as you can see below.

VLM Components

The 2 switches were made by VLM Components in the 1990s. 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. You can find them over here.

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

Links (external links open in a new window)

Jo Hammerborg Studio floor lamps – Google images

Vintageinfo

VLM Components switches

1960s nickel-plated floor lamp round base chrome black rods 2 lamps E27 sockets 1970s MCM Mid-Century Modern