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1970s Elma Table Lamp

Materials: Purple painted aluminium. Chromed metal. Aluminium reflector. Bakelite socket.

Height: 26 cm / 10.23”

Base: 7 x 14 cm / 2.75 x 5.51”

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, sizes and colours. As you can see below in a catalogue picture of model S 373.

These lamps are often attributed to GepoAnvia or Herda, 3 lamp producers from the Netherlands. However, these lamps were never made or sold by these companies.


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 LjubljanaSlovenia. Today they produce transformers and relays, but no lighting anymore. The ELMA TT company is consist of 4 companies based in GermanyAustriaSlovenia and Serbia

VLM Components

All the electric parts are made by VLM Components from Italy.
VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands RelcoLeuciVLM and Segno. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni. You can find them over here.

1970s Elma Table Lamp

1970s Elma Table Lamp - catalogue picture - S 373 Desk Lamp