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Aro Leuchte 1970s Acrylic & Brass Wall Lamps

Materials: Curved faux ice glass acrylic lampshades. Brass parts. Brass screws. Gold painted Bakelite E14 sockets.

Height: 18 cm / 7.08”

Width: 13,2 cm / 5.19”

Depth: 8,5 cm / 3.34”

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: Aro-Leuchte(n) GmbHArnold Licht GmbH, Gelsenkirchener Strasse 5, 46325 Borken, Germany.

Other versions: These Aro Leuchte 1970s acrylic & brass wall lamps exists without a switch below. The lamps with switch were intended to be bedroom wall lights.

Aro-Leuchten 

Aro-Leuchten GmbH was founded in 1969 as a family business. It ended business in 2006. Not much to be found about the company. Today, the website is offline. The url was www.aro-leuchten.de. Mister Matthias Arnold was the last managing director.

The company was specialised in lamps made of acrylic in stead of glass. Many lamps were designed by other companies in the 1950s and 1960s. Aro-Leuchte produced the plastic versions. You can find several examples on the Vintageinfo website. The company used both Aro-Leuchte as Aro-Leuchten on their labels. The website was also with the N.

Another German company named Marbach Leuchten sold several lamps made by Aro Leuchte. They are labelled with their ME logo.

Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.