1960s Turquoise Opal Glass Table Lamp
Materials: Round turquoise painted base. Round white opal glass diffuser. Made out of one piece. Round brass coloured anodized aluminium disc, brass rod, metal clamp, some plastic parts. Bakelite socket.
Height: 23 cm / 9.05”
Width: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”
Base: ∅ 13 cm / 5.11”
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: To be determined.
Other versions: Probably made in several colours.
Made in the style of some lamps Massimo Vignelli designed for Venini, but it is not of course. The base of the opal glass table lamp is painted in turquoise on the outside. It is hand blown, not pressed glass. No label present. It is a small lamp, probably sold as a bedside lamp.
Turquoise and white was popular in the early 1960s. Many lamps in that period were produced in those colours.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 1950s/1960s. 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.