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.
Maybe this bedside or table lamp is a one off and artisan made by someone in the 1970s during a creative moment or it was made by an artist to be appraised. A similar lamp is hard to find.
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.
The switch and all the other electric parts were made by the VLM Components company from Buccinasco near Milan in Italy in the 1970s. Achille Castiglioni (1918 – 2002) designed their famous switch in 1968. VLM Components is owned by Relco.