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1970s Concave Square Chrome Table Lamp

Materials: Chromed metal (iron) base. Round white polyester lampshade with 3 chrome rings. Bakelite E27 socket.

Height: 66 cm / 25.98”

Width: ∅ 31 cm / 12.20”

Base: 10 x 10 cm / 3.93” x 3.93”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 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 determined. 

Other versions: For the moment it is unknown if this 1970s concave square chrome table lamp exists in other versions.

Angelo Gaetano Sciolari (1927-1994) designed a similar hollow/curved concave chrome table lamp. But it is made of 4 folded metal plates screwed together, not soldered. The label on the bottom of the base (photo below) says Made in Italy MP/11. It is a typed label, not printed.

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VLM Components

All the electric parts were produced by VLM Components in the 1960s and early 1970s. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni.

VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands RelcoLeuciRelco LightingVLM Components and Segno.

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Concave – Wikipedia


VLM Components switches

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1970s Concave Square Chrome Table Lamp Italy label MP/11 polyester lampshade 1960s MCM

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1970s Concave Square Chrome Table Lamp Italy label MP/11 VLM Components plug switch MCM