1960s Rectangular Wall Lamp
Materials: Red painted metal (iron) rectangular lid. White painted iron wall mount. Bakelite socket.
Length: 17,7 cm / 6.96”
Width: 6 cm / 2.36”
Height: 9 cm / 3.54”
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. For this setup a white bulb was used.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Made in the style of the CP 1 wall lights designed by Charlotte Perriand (France, 1903 – 1999) in 1962 for the Les Arcs Ski Resort and produced by Steph Simon.
Other companies that produced comparable lamps in that period were, among others:
The Dutch ANVIA, designed by Jan Hoogervorst. Evolux lamps designed by Niek Hiemstra. Philips wall lamps, designed by Louis Kalff. Doria, designed by Wilhelm Braun-Feldweg.
Of course also Massive from Belgium and IKEA, and many more.
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All the electric parts were made in the 1960s by VLM Components. 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. VLM Components became famous for the switches they produce which were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.