Atomic Globes Chandelier
Materials: Chromed metal, 9 opaque/white crystal glass globes. Bakelite sockets.
Rod Length: 40 cm / 15.74”
Height: 40 cm / 15.74”
Width: ∅ 65 cm / 25.59”
Electricity: 9 bulbs E14, 9 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred, but a white bulb gives the best result.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised, several companies produced this type of chandeliers in the 1960s and 1970s. Hard to determine without label.
Other versions: Made in many forms and sizes, small to super big.
This chandelier has many similarities with the globe lamps designed by Max Bill (22 December 1908 – 9 December 1994) Max Bill was a Swiss architect, painter, typeface designer, industrial designer, graphic designer and artist.
It also has similarities with the lamps designed by Peter Rockel for the Palace of the Republic in the GDR (German Democratic Republic – East Germany).
A few more designers that created lamps like this one are: Richard Essig (Germany), Fabio Bergomi (Italy) and many others.