1970s Bobblehead Table Lamp
Materials: Black plastic (PVC) feet base. Chromed metal (iron) ring. Plastic globe lampshade. Fabric, probably cotton bow tie. Orange hair. Red plastic bowler hat. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 22,5 cm / 8.85”
Width: ∅ 14 cm / 5.51”
Base: 15 x 13,2 cm / 5.90 x 5.19”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 15 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Stilfer SNC, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This 1970s bobblehead table lamp exists in some varieties. Several other table lamps were produced, many other figurines, dolls and robots.
The Stilfer SNC company no longer exists. It was at least active in the 1970s and early 1980s. Except for some other children bedroom table lamps, nothing to be found. Many other Stilfer companies exist in Italy, but they have nothing to do with these lamps.
Linea Zero is another Italian company that became famous with this type of children lamps. The Linea Zero company was founded in Verona, Italy in 1973 by Enea Ferrari. Initially destined to the children’s market and subsequently extended to design. The most famous lamps by Linea Zero are a series of Pink Panther and Snoopy table lamps. The company still exists.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components. 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. The switch of this 1970s bobblehead table lamp is model 450 designed by Achille Castiglioni.