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1980s Lamella Moon Table Lamp

Materials: Stainless steel round base and ring. Chrome ornamental screws. Plastic slats (PVC). Some metal and electric parts. Silver painted Bakelite socket.

Height: 40 cm / 15.74”

Width: 31,5 cm / 12.40”

Base: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”

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, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: This 1980s Lamella Moon table lamp was and is made by many companies. Today’s editions of this table lamp are most of all made in China and are sold under many names. There is no label present on this one, unfortunately. The electrical components suggest that it is a lamp made in between the late 70s and early 80s.

This 1980s Lamella Moon table lamp is a copy of the Moon pendant lamp designed by Verner Panton (1926-1989) in 1960. Verpan never produced a table lamp. However, French designer Henri Mathieu designed a similar table lamp in the 60s, but completely made of aluminium.

Both Verpan, the Verner Panton company and Mathieu Lustrerie still produce these lamps. In 2018 the Moon pendant lamp was available in 5 versions. The biggest lamp is 150 cm / 59” wide. 

The “Spirales cinétiques” lamps (spiral kinetics) by Henri Mathieu are available in several versions, all in aluminium.

Chimney caps

The design of these lamps by Henri Mathieu was inspired by the design of galvanised sheet metal chimney caps, according to his sons Régis website.

In 2002 Nico Heilmann made his version of the Henri Mathieu lamps for the German company Tecnolumen, also in plastic. It is named La Perle, French for the pearl.

Louis Weisdorf designed similar lamps in the late 1960s for the Lyfa company from Denmark. His Konkylie lamp model P483 is probably the most well known.

1980s Lamella Moon table lamp Verner Panton Verpan plastic slats 1970s 1980s Mid-Century Modern MCM chimney caps

1980s Lamella Moon table lamp Verner Panton Verpan plastic slats 1970s 1980s Mid-Century Modern MCM E14 lamp socket