1960s White Globes Floor Lamp
Materials: 3 iron circles, rings used as base. White painted metal (iron) rods, curved on top. Some brass parts. 3 white opal satin incamiciato glass globe lampshades. 3 Bakelite E14 sockets.
Height: 152 cm / 57.08”
Width: 57 cm / 11.41”
Base: ∅ 48 cm / 11.41”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For this setup white/opaque light bulbs were used.
Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This 1960s white globes floor lamp was probably made in several colours. Also more or less globes is possible. Not to mention other models such as table lamps and wall lamps.
This floor lamp has all the looks of a street light or garden lamp, but I don’t think it was meant for that. However, the lamps are closed on top, so it is possible. Rain or water can’t reach the electric parts inside. The electric parts are all replaced unfortunately, so it does not give any clue. To identify, never saw another before.
The most well known white globes floor lamps were designed by Eva Renée Nele Bode not Max Bill and produced by Temde Leuchten from Germany.
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Incamiciato: overlay lattimo glass (= milky looking glass) with a layer of transparent (coloured) glass. It’s an Italian word. The technique was invented on the Murano Island of Venice.
Vetro Doublé: an object made of two layers of glass normally of two different colours.
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Milk or opal glass – Wikipedia