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Adjustable Spotlight Wall Lamp

Materials: Square brown painted metal wall or ceiling mount. Brown painted metal square tube/beam and slat. Black plastic parts. Porcelain socket.

Height: 18 to 26 cm / 7.08 to 10.23” (adjustable)

Lampshade: 7,5 x 7,5 cm / 2.95 x 2.95

Base: 9 x 9 cm / 3.54 x 3.54

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. For this setup we used a spotlight bulb.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Massive, Mortsel, Kontich and Wommelgem, Belgium.

Other versions: Made in many colours and variations. Also made with a long rod and double or more lights. Can be used as a ceiling lamp, wall light or picture light. Some people even use it as a table lamp or desk light. Versions exists with chromed parts.

Almost similar lamps were produced by Brilliant Leuchten, Germany and/or Fase from Spain. You can find one over here.

Massive

Massive was in origin a bronze foundry and they produced mainly candlesticks, crucifixes and chandeliers in Wilrijk near Antwerp, Belgium. The company was founded in 1926 by Pieter-Jozef De Jaeck. His son Eddy De Jaeck was responsible for the huge expansion of the company in the 1970s. But it were his sons, Piet and Jan De Jaeck who made Massive a true multinational. Thus, they moved production to Eastern Europe and China.

In the 1980s Massive became the leading brand in Europe. In 2002, the brothers left the company to the investment fund CVC Capital Partners, for allegedly more than 250 million euros. Since 2008 the company is owned by Philips and the name of the shops is changed into Light Gallery.

When the takeover by Philips was announced in November 2006 Massive commercialized more than 10.000 lighting products under brand names such as MassiveTRIO and Lirio. The group had about 5.000 employees worldwide and was active in 70 countries.

Massive sold many lamps made by others. Peill + Putzler from Germany and Yamada Shomei from Japan produced lamps for Massive, to name a few. Many other lighting companies did.