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1970s Wool Table Lamp

Materials: Handmade hippie style round wool lampshade with a metal frame. Hollowed out wooden base and brass rod. White painted Bakelite socket.

Total height: 31 cm / 12.20”

Lampshade: ∅ 21 cm / 8.26”

Base: ∅ 9 cm / 3.54”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 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: To be appraised.

Other versions: This 1970s wool table lamp exists in all probability with several different lampshades. 

Maybe this bedside or table lamp is a one off and artisan made by someone in the 70’s during a creative moment or it was made by an artist or factory. To be appraised. A similar lamp is hard to find. Do you have an idea about this 1970s wool table lamp? Please use the contact form and make this website more complete. 

Clothes in this style became popular in the late 1960s, early 1970s. Also thanks to Mary Quant and many other designers. They were often made in Jersey wool.

VLM Components

The switch and all the other electric parts were made by the VLM Components company from Buccinasco near Milan in Italy in the 70’s. Achille Castiglioni (1918 – 2002) designed their famous switch in 1968. VLM Components is owned by Relco.

1970s Wool Table Lamp round hollowed out wooden base round handmade fabric lampshade MCM 1970s

1970s Wool Table Lamp round hollowed out wooden base round handmade fabric lampshade MCM 1970s