Acrylic Globe Floor Lamps
Materials: White acrylic lampshade. Made of two parts (one with a round hole), hanging on a polished aluminium rectangular curved rod. It has a built-in switch in the rod. Some metal parts. Rectangular Carrara marble base, Bakelite socket.
Height: 130 cm / 51.18”
Length: 50 cm / 19.68”
Lampshade: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
Base: 40 cm x 50 cm / 15.74” x 19.68”
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, but for this type of lamps a white or frosted bulb is recommended.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designers: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: It is unknown if these acrylic globe floor lamps exists in other versions. I never seen others. Most likely only this model was made.
This floor lamp has a round hole in one part of the lampshade. Made to replace the light bulb when necessary.
The switch on these floor lamps is made by the Italian company Acciarri. A small company that is long gone. However Acciarri also produced lamps. Sometimes you find one for sale on the internet. Most of the time it is an industrial architect desk lamp from the 70’s, as you can see below. Something completely different than these floor lamps.
Acciarri produced switches for companies such as Reggiani (Rome & Milan, Italy), but also for the Belgian Massive and many other companies. Acciarri is an Italian family name, mostly found on the east coast of the country. No information to be found about it.
Maybe these floor lamps were made by or produced for a company in The Netherlands. Often, when floor lamps like these shows up, it is in this country.
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Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.