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1970s Striped Acrylic and Metal Desk Lamp

Materials: White painted metal. Acrylic white striped translucent lampshade. Cast iron counterweight. Bakelite socket, VLM switch 450.

Height: 60 cm / 23.62”

Width: 45 cm / 17.71”

Base: 20 cm / 7.87”

Electricity: 1 bulb  E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a white, opaque or frosted one is preferred.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

This table lamp has switch  model 450, made by VLM Components and designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968. VLM Components is a famous Italian switch company. More info can be found over here on Vintageinfo: Achille Castiglioni VLM switches. VLM is part of the Relco group, you can find them over here: (link opens in a new window)

VLM Components switch model 450 

1970s Desk Lamp - VLM Components Switch Model 450

Cast iron counterweight

1970s Desk Lamp - cast iron counterweight