1960s WILA Table Lamp
Materials: Round chromed metal (iron) base and rod. Adjustable white and orange acrylic round, pagoda style lampshade. Some black plastic parts and adjustment nut. Black Bakelite E27 sockets.
Lampshade: ∅ 42 cm / 16.53”
Height: 70 cm / 27.55”
Base: ∅ 17 cm / 6.69”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 60 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: WILA Leuchten, WILA Lichttechnik GmbH, Niedereimerfeld 29, 59823 Arnsberg, Germany.
Other versions: This 1960s WILA table lamp was probably made in several colours. The chrome base was used for many other lamps.
The WILA company was founded in 1857 in Iserlohn, Germany by Wilhelm von Hagen. In the beginning they produced brass sheet rosettes. In 1932, the lighting fixture production began. 6 years later in 1938, WILA was already on the 4th place in German lighting fixture production. The company received 12 iF design Awards from 1970 until 2014.
WILA Leuchten GmbH went bankrupt in 2004. A year later, in 2005, WILA Lichttechnik GmbH bought the WILA brand and reorganised it in 2013. Since February 2016, WILA Lichttechnik GmbH is part of NordeonGroup BV., from Utrecht in The Netherlands. Today they are located in Arnsberg, some 30 km from Iserlohn.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.
Links (external links open in a new window)
WILA on the iF Design Awards website
The city of Iserlohn – Wikipedia
Many thanks to Frederico of etiketfurniture for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.