1970s Stilfer Apple Table Lamps
Materials: Square cubic beech-wood base. Aluminium apple decoration. Tubular plastic and fabric lampshade decorated with 2 aluminium rings. Chromed metal, brass rod. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 26,4 cm / 10.39”
Width: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”
Base: 7,2 x 7,2 cm / 2.83 x 2.83”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 15 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Stilfer SNC, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This 1970s Stilfer apple table lamp exists in several varieties. All made the same way, but with a different design on the beech wood cubical base. Also the lampshade exists in some varieties. You can find it with 2 or 3 aluminium rings. A table lamp in this style, but with a round base also exists.
On the bottom of the lampshade is moulded in the plastic “Stilfer Milano Brevettato” Most Stilfer lamps are labelled or have the name molded in a plastic part.
The Stilfer SNC company no longer exists. It was at least active in the 1970s and early 1980s. They produced bobblehead table lamps, many other figurines, dolls and robots lamps. Except for some other children bedroom table lamps, nothing to be found about the brand. Many other Stilfer companies exist in Italy, but they have nothing to do with these lamps.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components. VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno. VLM Components became famous for the switches they produce which were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968. The switch on this 1970s Stilfer apple table lamp is model 450 designed by Achille Castiglioni.