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1970s Acrylic And Metal Desk Lamp

Materials: White painted metal round base and rod. Cast iron counterweight. Elbow joint. Some metal parts. Acrylic white striped translucent conical lampshade. Bakelite socket.

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, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: This rare seen 1970s striped acrylic and metal desk lamp was probably produced in several colours.

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VLM Components

The wiring, plug, switch and socket are Italian and they are made by VLM Components from Buccinasco near Milan in the seventies. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni. This desk lamp is equipped with switch model 450.

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

Links (external links open in a new window)

Acrylic – Wikipedia


VLM Components switches

VLM Components switch model 450 

1970s Desk Lamp - VLM Components Switch Model 450

Cast iron counterweight

1970s Desk Lamp - cast iron counterweight