1970s Purple Aluminium Table Lamp
Materials: Purple painted aluminium. Chromed metal (iron), aluminium reflector inside the globe. Bakelite socket.
Height: 25,5 cm / 10.03”
Base: 13,2 x 11 cm / 5.19 x 4.33”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 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: Made in many models and colours.
These table lamps or desk lamps are often attributed to Gepo, Anvia and Herda, 3 lamp producers from the Netherlands. However, these lamps were never made or sold by these companies.
Table 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 Ljubljana, Slovenia. Today they produce transformers and relays. The ELMA TT company is consist of 4 companies based in Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Serbia.
All the electric parts are made by VLM Components from Buccinasco near Milan in Italy. This lamp has a rare seen version of a switch designed by Achille Castiglioni (1918 – 2002); the VLM 450 switch, made in white and black.
VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.
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