1960s Witch Hat Desk Lamp
Materials: Red painted perforated metal (iron) lampshade, white painted inside. Iron chromed goose-neck. Red painted base with a black plastic bottom. Bakelite socket.
Height: 35 cm / 13.77” – adjustable
Lampshade: ∅ 17 cm / 6.69”
Base: ∅ 12 cm / 4.72”
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: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: In all probability produced in several colours.
In the black plastic bottom is moulded “made in Italy” and “Florence”, written up side down.
The most well known light company from Florence is Targetti Sankey. Some other producers are: Masca, Febo Light, Banci, Patrizia Garganti, AEC Illuminazione and others.
The electric parts of this desk lamp are made by the Italian VLM Components company in the 1960s. VLM Components is located in Buccinasco, near Milan. The company is famous for the switches they produced that are designed by Achille Castigilioni in 1968.
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