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1960s SIS Witch Hat Desk Lamp

Materials: Orange painted aluminium witch hat style lampshade, painted with wrinkle paint. The inside is painted white. Bass curved rod. Cast-iron counterweight inside the white painted metal base. It is also painted with wrinkle paint. Some brass parts and joint. Metal socket.

Height: 44 cm / 17.32”

Lampshade: ∅ 26,5 cm / 10.43”

Base: 9 x 15 cm / 3.54 x 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: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: SIS-LICHT Gebr. Lang GmbH & Co., Schweinfurt, Gemany.

Other versions: This 1960s SIS witch hat desk lamp exists in several colours. This table lamp is model 63.


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 Witch Hat Desk Lamp wrinkle paint curved brass rod 1950s MCM model 63

1960s SIS Witch Hat Desk Lamp - SIS Light Solutions Logo

Many thanks to Jean-Pierre from K11design for the photos and the enthusiasm. You can find his shop over here on Ebay.