Aro Leuchte Multicoloured Discs Chandelier
Materials: 68 coloured acrylic discs. White lacquered metal frame. Bakelite sockets.
Height: 90 cm / 11.81”
Width: ∅ 64 cm / 14.17”
Electricity: 9 bulbs E14, 9 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: Made after a design by Gino Vistosi (1925-1980).
Manufacturer: Aro-Leuchte(n) GmbH, Arnold Licht GmbH, Gelsenkirchener Strasse 5, 46325 Borken, Germany.
Other versions: Made in many variations, more or less discs, bigger or smaller frames, made in many colours and many designs. All made of acrylic.
Inspired, to say the least, by the famous crystal glass discs chandeliers that were produced on the Venetian island Murano in Italy in the 50s, 60s and 70s by several companies such as, among others Vistosi and AV Mazzega.
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 managing director.
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the pictures and the enthusiasm.