Artemide Eclisse Table or Wall Lamp
Materials: Red painted aluminium, plastic. Some iron parts, ball-bearing. Bakelite socket.
Height: 17,8 cm / 7”
Width: ∅ 11,4 cm / 4.48”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 25 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Vico Magistretti (1920 – 2006).
Manufacturer: Artemide, Pregnana Milanese, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: Made in many colours and still in production. The new version however is made different and to be honest, it is not beautifully made. In between the moving white part en the lamp itself is a black plastic part as you can see below. It is used as replacement for the ball-bearing inside. If you want an old one, then you have to pay attention to it.
Vico Magistretti was an Italian industrial designer, furniture designer, light designer and architect. He also designed another famous table lamp, the Oluce Atollo. You can find it here on Vintageinfo, click here.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Vico Magistretti Foundation
Via Conservatorio, 20, 20122 Milano, Italy
Visit the studio museum and discover more about Vico Magistretti work as designer and architect. The museum is open on Tuesday, on Thursday and on Saturday. More info on their website: http://www.vicomagistretti.it/en/museum/practical
New and old together
The Artemide Eclisse table or wall lamp in the 1977 book Het grote handboek voor “beter wonen”. (The big manual for “better living”) Compiled by Roland Göök and published by Uitgeverij Helmond (The Netherlands) and Uitgeverij Heideland-Orbis (Belgium). The original book is German: Schöner Wohnen – Das große praktische Einrichtungsbuch. Published by Mosaik Verlag GmbH, Munich, in 1976.
This book is easy to find in second hand shops, charity shops or even an antiquarian for a few euros. Many other lamps appear in it.