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1970s Glass Tubes Floor Lamp

Materials: Black painted metal base. Several chrome parts. Chromed iron rod inside. 5 embossed glass tubes. Some metal parts. Plastic or Rhodoïd folded lampshade, fabric cloth on top. 2 Metal sockets.

Lampshade: ∅ 48 cm / 18.89”

Height: 160 cm / 62.99”

Base: ∅ 23 cm / 9.05”

Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: Probably also produced as a table lamp and with several different lampshades.

It is not certain this lampshade is original. Lampshades such as this one were popular in the 50s and became famous by Georges Léon Rispal

No label or marking present, unfortunately. In all probability this lamp was produced in Germany. Similar lamps were made by Richard Essig (Besigheim), Berman and Kaiser Leuchten Kalmar Franken from Austria and Orrefors from Sweden also produced lamps in this style.


The electric parts of this floor lamp were made by BJB. BJB is Brökelmann, Jäger and Busse, BJB GmbH & Co. KG. The BJB company was founded in 1867 and started with petroleum lighting. The company still exists. Today they produce LED lamps, terminal blocks and connectors, lamp holders for conventional lighting and switches. They are active in the whole world. BJB GmbH & Co. KG is located on Werler Strasse 1, 59755, ArnsbergGermany.

BJB produced electric parts for companies such as Gebrüder Cosack from Germany, Massive from Belgium and many others.