1960s Smoked Glass And Acrylic Table Lamp
Materials: 8 smoked rectangular glass slats. Chromed metal ornamental screws. White acrylic beam form diffuser. Some metal parts. Bakelite socket.
Height: 35 cm / 13.77”
Width: 21 cm / 8.26”
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: Veca, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This geometrical 1960s smoked glass and acrylic table lamp was in all probability made in several versions and colours.
Veca produced many lamps in this style, usually chandeliers. All made in the 60s and 70s. They are reminiscence to the FontanaArte and Cristal Art lamps, but they are a little different. Typical is the use of green and/or blue coloured glass. In this case, smoked brown glass.
Many companies with the name Veca exist in Italy. Veca is a common surname in the north of Italy and also on Sicily. But about the lamp factory is no information to be found.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 60s. 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.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.