Aro Leuchte 1970s Acrylic & Brass Wall Lamps
Materials: Faux “ice glass”, made of acrylic. Brass, brass screws. Gold painted Bakelite 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) GmbH, Arnold 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-Leuchte GmbH was founded in 1969 as a family business. It ended business in 2006. Not much to be found about the company. The company made many copies of glass lamps, but they made them in plastic or acrylic.
They also produced many floor lamps. You can find several examples here on Vintageinfo.
Many lamps were designed by other companies in the 1950s and 1960s. Aro-Leuchte produced the plastic versions in the 1970s.
Today, the Aro-Leuchten website is offline. The url was www.aro-leuchten.de. Mister Matthias Arnold was the managing director. The company used both Aro-Leuchte as Aro-Leuchten on their labels. The website was also with the N.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.