1960s Rectangular Wall Lamp
Materials: White painted metal wall mount. Brown painted metal (iron), perforated with half circles lampshade. 2 chrome ornamental screws. Bakelite E14 socket.
Width: 20 cm / 7.87” (without screws, with screws 21,5 cm – 8.46”)
Distance wall closed: 5,5 cm / 2.16”
Distance wall opened: 11 cm / 4.33”
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 rectangular wall lamp exists in a few colours.
This wall lamp is often sold as a lamp made by the Dutch Raak company, but it is not. It is probably made by Massive from Belgium. The company is notorious for their copies.
The “Sterreregen” (meteor shower) wall lamp was designed by Evert Jelle Jelles. Also the “Clin d’Oeil” (wink in English) lamp is by his hand. They are very similar. In the catalogue 8 from 1968, the Raak Sterreregen wall lamp is named: Change Art.
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The switch, socket and plug of this table lamp were made by VLM Components in the late 60s, early 70s.
VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno. The switch on this table lamp is model 450; the small model of the famous switch designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.
Raak Clin d’Oeil -C-1702 – Raak 8 Catalogue – 1968