1980s Green Metallic Floor Lamp
Materials: Green metallic painted round iron base and rod. Green metallic painted round perforated lampshade. White painted on the inside. Black plastic parts. Iron gooseneck inside. Switch on top. Bakelite socket.
Lampshade: ∅ 17 x 15 cm / 19.68 x 5.90”
Height: 130 cm / 51.18”
Width: 50 cm / 19.68”
Base: ∅ 25 cm / 9.84”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised, sold by several companies.
Other versions: Made in many colours. Also produced as a table lamp. Made in some variations, several other style of perforations on top and so on.
The green metallic paint is typical for the early 1980s. Also the electric parts used are from that period.
These lamps were sold by Brilliant Leuchten from Germany, Alda from Sweden and Massive from Belgium. Probably also by some others.
Brilliant AG was founded in 1951 as Brillantglashütte oHG / Lippold and Tschammer in Gnarrenburg, Germany as a glass making company. In 1953, the glass-works started to produce bar pendant bowls out of glass. These lamp fittings were the first step towards the exclusive production of lighting fixtures.
In 1970, the facility for industrial glass had to be sold in order to create more space. At the end of the 70s, the name Brillantglashütte KG had been changed into Brillantleuchten AG. In 1991, the company name was changed for the last time. The German word “leuchten” (lights) has been deleted and a second “i” has been added to the final version Brilliant AG.
In 2000, the American Sli Inc. became the new main shareholder. Since 2004, the British “The National Lighting Company” has been the new main shareholder of Brilliant AG.