1960s Round Red Porcelain Table Lamp
Materials: Red glazed round porcelain base. White opal glass globe. Porcelain B22 socket.
Height: 16 cm / 6.29”
Width: ∅ 14 cm / 5.51”
Electricity: 1 bulb B22, 1 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 determined.
This 1960s round red porcelain table lamp or bedside lamp was purchased in France, but all the electric parts are Italian.
Gino Vistosi designed table lamp L122 for Vistosi. It appears in the Vistosi catalogue 1961 – 1962 and in the Lilux 1965 catalogue, you can find it here on page 42.
This porcelain lamp has many similarities, as you can see below. The Vistosi lamp is made of Murano glass of course.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 60s and 70s. 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 is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.
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