Antonio Carpintero Globe Table Lamp
Materials: Brushed aluminium tubular base. White opal glass globe. Half round brushed aluminium lampshade. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 30 cm / 9.44”
Width: ∅ 14 cm / 9.84”
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 – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Antonio Carpintero.
Manufacturer: Carpyen S.L., Carrer de Pere IV 78-84, Barcelona, Spain.
Other versions: This Antonio Carpintero globe table lamp exists in several variations.
The Carpyen company was founded in 1948 by Antonio Carpintero and Encarnación Celdrán. In a few years some 20 people worked for the family business. They mainly made classic lighting at that period. In 1963 Carpyen moved to the new headquarters, were they are located today. In the sixties and seventies they produced several lamps, completely made of metal. Today (2019) Roberto Carpintero is the president of the company.
Designers that work for Carpyen: Gabriel Teixidó, Jordi Veciana, Skye Maunsell, Eloy Quero, Vicent Clausell, Dani Vila, Ester Pujol, NutCreatives, Antoni Pallejà, Cristina Figarola, Jonathan Daifuku, Jordi Penyaranda, Laproduqtora, Nacho Timón, Pascual Salvador, Pete Sans, Ramón Solé, Toni Clariana and Xavier Solé.
Text from the Carpyen website
We are from Barcelona, born and we grew up here and we keep manufacturing all our products in here as well; we take our inspiration from a lively, original, cosmopolitan city, with a turquoise-blue horizon and thousands of nooks to discover and stories to tell. Proud to show the world that Carpyen “Made in Barcelona” has a strong meaning, infinite and inexhaustible.
Links (external links open in a new window)
History of Carpyen on their website
Stainless steel or inox – Wikipedia
Many thanks to Lluís from Eclectique Vintage for the photos and the enthusiasm.