1970s Classic Brass Floor Lamp
Materials: Brass. Cardboard lampshade, gold coloured foil inside. 2 metal sockets with a pull string.
Height: 186 cm / 73.22”
Lampshade: ∅ 43 cm / 16.92”
Base: 22 x 22 cm / 8.66 x 8.66”
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: 1970s – Regency.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: S.A. Boulanger, Liege, Belgium.
Other versions: Also made as a table lamp and a small bedside lamp.
S.A. Boulanger produced several brass lamps in this “classic” style. 2 bedside lamps in the style can be found here on Vintageinfo. Others were also made the same way as this floor lamp.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.
Unfortunately, not much is known about the company. S.A. Boulanger is famous for the large amount of lamps the company produced that are designed by Gaetano Sciolari. S.A. Boulanger ended business somewhere in the early 1980s. There is nothing to be found in the Belgian Official Journal about the company/factory. The journal goes back to 1983. The company is not to be confused by the other Boulanger company from Belgium: Les Ateliers Boulanger NV from Brussels. More info about the company over here.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 1970s. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni.
VLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.