Antonangeli Olimpia Table Lamp
Materials: Satin amber hand blown vetro doublé crystal frosted glass globe lampshade. White on the inside. Round green-blue crystal glass base. Chromed conical ribbed metal rod. Bakelite socket. Relco RT1 dimmer.
Height: 42 cm / 16.53”
Width: 19 cm / 7.48”
Base: ∅ 17 cm / 6.69”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1980s, 1990s.
Designer: Gianfranco Marabese.
Manufacturer: Antonangeli Illuminazione s.r.l., Via Como, 74, 20030 Paderno Dugnano, Italy.
Other versions: This Antonangeli Olimpia table lamp was probably also sold without a dimmer.
The Antonangeli company was founded in 1977 in Paderno Dugnano, some 15 km / 9.3 mi from the centre of Milan, Italy.
The company produces indoor and outdoor lighting. Several well known designers worked for the firm. Among others: Roberto Pamio, Bruno U. Gecchelin, Angelo Mazzatorta, Jan Van Lierde, Giordana Arcesilai. Paolo Nava, Luciano Balestrini, Sergio Brioschi and many others. A list with designers can be found on the company’s website.
Antonangeli has oversees offices in Aurora, Ontario, Canada and Buffalo, New York in the USA.
The dimmer of this table lamp is an RT1 dimmer, designed by Ezio Didone in 1985 and produced by Relco. Relco started the production of dimmers in 1975.
Relco is an Italian company. Text from the Relco website: “The Relco Group was established in 1967 out of the passion and the brains of Giuseppe Pisati. Initially, the company was involved in electrical engineering applied to lighting. In 1975, it created the first adjustable light: it was only the beginning of a long series of successes. Since then, the group, currently guided by Angelo Giuliano Pisati, has continuously expanded.”
Relco is also the owner of the VLM Components company, the legendary producers of the switches designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.
Vetro Doublé: an object made of two layers of glass normally of two different colours.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Italian website of Antonangeli
USA & Canada website
Antonangeli – Brand – designers
Paderno Dugnano – Wikipedia
The Relco company history (on the Relco website)
The Relco Group website
Ezio Didone RT1 dimmer on his website