1970s Pineapple Table Lamp
Materials: Brass round base. Plastic pineapple with metal (stainless steel) leaves. Plastic double socket with pull switch. Round fabric lampshade.
Height: 78 cm / 30.70”
Lampshade: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
Base: ∅ 20 cm / 7.87”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
You can use any model light bulb with an E27 socket. None is preferred.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: It is possible that this lamp was made by the German/Swiss company Turnwald/Freddotherm. The company no longer exists.
Other versions: This 1970s pineapple table lamp was also sold with other lampshades.
A company with the name Hans Turnwald – The Turnwald Collection exists, but it was founded in 1989 and is located in Miami, Florida in the United States. Maybe they acquired the name, or the name was no longer protected by copyright. No history of the company is published on the Hans Turnwald website.
BJB from Germany made all the electric parts.
Founded in 1867, the BJB company started with petroleum lighting. The company still exists. Today they produce LED lamps, terminal blocks and connectors. Also 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, Arnsberg, Germany.
Pineapples such as this model are made as an ice bucket. They were sold under several brand names but all made the same. Some with small differences, as you can see. The buckets are the same, but they have many or a few leaves and are also made in gold and dark gold colour.
Pineapple ice buckets exist with a label inside of Freddotherm from Switzerland. Labels exist with Turnwald from Idar-Oberstein in Germany pressed in it. Others are labeled Freddotherm by Turnwald. Also: The Turnwald Collection International and labels exist with Michel Dartois from Paris, France. The label of Michel Dartois is on the bottom of the ice bucket, all the others are inside. Many are sold without a label. In all probability they were all made by the Turnwald/Freddotherm company.
Other pineapples were made by the famous Italian company Mauro Manetti from Florence. They were made in a silver plated and/or gilded pewter alloy. They all have the name (M\M mod. ris. Made in Italy) cast on the bottom in the metal. Sometimes a plastic label is still attached on a cord. Mauro Manetti also produced a table lamp. The Mauro Manetti company no longer exists.
In India brass pineapples were produced for a long time. They are still in production today.
Many other companies made (plastic) pineapples in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Today new pineapples are for sale in design shops and in online shops.