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1970s Elma Cylinder Table Lamp

Materials: Spotlight made of 2 purple painted metal cylinders, tubes. Round tubular base. Rectangular white built-in switch. Chromed metal (iron) bar, chrome ring. Tubular lampshade. Aluminium reflector. Bakelite E14 socket.

Height: 26 cm / 10.23”

Base: 7 x 14 cm / 2.75 x 5.51”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 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: Elma, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Other versions: This 1970s Elma cylinder table lamp exists in many models, sizes and colours. As you can see below in a catalogue picture of model S 373.

These table lamps are often attributed to GepoAnvia or Herda, 3 lamp producers from the Netherlands.


Lamps like this one appear in a 1970s catalogue as lamps made by Elma.


Elma is a Yugoslavian electrical device company. They produced electrical household appliances and lights from a high quality and design. Elma is located in LjubljanaSlovenia. Today they produce transformers and relays, but no lighting anymore. The ELMA TT company is consist of 4 companies based in GermanyAustriaSlovenia and Serbia

VLM Components

All the electric parts are made by VLM Components from Italy.
VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands RelcoLeuciVLM and Segno. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni. You can find them over here.

1970s Elma Cylinder Table Lamp chrome bar ring tube aluminium space age MCM

1970s Elma Table Lamp - catalogue picture - S 373 Desk Lamp