1960s Pencil Table Lamp
Materials: Red, yellow and green painted pine wood round pencils base. Conical red fabric lampshade. Some metal parts. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 35 cm / 13.77”
Lampshade: ∅ 27,5 cm / 10.82”
Base: ∅ 10,5 cm / 4.13”
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.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This 1960s pencil table lamp probably exists in several colours.
This lamp has a label with the monogram WL. No information to be found, unfortunately.
The switch was produced by Norwegian company ELKO AS – A/S Elektrokontakt. It is the same switch used for the 1st editions of the Jucker lamp designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa. The Jucker was produced by FLOS for the first time in the early 60s. The switch is produced ever since and is still for sale (2018).
A/S Elektrokontakt was founded in 1945 in Blåkorsgården in Oslo, Norway. It was the engineers Ervik and Kristensen who after the Second World War saw a huge demand for electromechanical products. It became a huge company over the years.
The other electric parts of this lamp were also made in the 1960s/1970s.
Similar lamps with 1 and 3 pencils were produced by Tarogo (Paul-Yu Ind. Corporation) from Taiwan, probably in the 80s or 90s. The company was founded in 1978.
Links (external links open in a new window)
History of the ELKO company on their website
Switch for sale on Clas Ohlson