1970s Pineapple Table Lamp
Materials: Brass, plastic pineapple with metal leaves. Plastic double socket with pull switch. 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.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 socket can be used, not a specific one 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.
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.
All the electric parts are made by BJB from Germany.
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, Arnsberg, Germany.
Pineapples like this one are made as an ice bucket. They were sold under several names but all made the same, with small differences as you can see on the left. 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 Switserland. Labels exist with Turnwald from Idar-Oberstein in Germany on 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. Mauro Manetti also produced a table lamp. The Mauro Manetti company no longer exists.
The brass pineapples were and are still made in India.
Many other companies made (plastic) pineapples. Today new pineapples are for sale in design shops and online.