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1960s SIS-Licht Desk Lamp

Materials: Round & flat black metal base. Cast iron counterweight inside. Chrome rod. Black Bakelite & chrome joint. Adjustable chrome rod & joint. Black handle. Adjustable conical lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.

Height: 80 cm / 31.49” – adjustable

Lampshade: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”

Base: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Karl Lang.

Manufacturer: SIS-Licht Gebr. Lang GmbH & Co., Schweinfurt, Germany.

Other versions: This 1960s SIS-Licht desk lamp exists in several colours. It was made with a few different lampshades, as you can see in the catalogue picture.


SIS LICHT – Light Solutions was founded in 1924 by Erich Lang and his dad Karl Lang senior. They started a metal industry factory, that had it’s focus on lighting right from the start. The name SIS stands for Sirius Schweinfurt. Today, they are producing a wide range of industrial lighting. The company is led by Stefan Lang, the fourth generation to lead the family business.

Schweinfurt is a small town with a population of some 52.000 inhabitants (2016) in the northwest of Bavaria on the right bank of the Main River. Schweinfurt is known for its metal industry. Schweinfurt is one of the fastest growing cities in Germany and one of the most dynamic cities in Europe in terms of development opportunities.

1960s SIS-Licht Desk Lamp – 1964 Catalogue Picture

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1960s SIS-Licht Desk Lamp 1964 Catalogue Picture - Design: Karl Lang, Germany