BEGA Square Wall Lamp
Materials: White painted cast aluminium wall mount. Mat black painted folded slat. Frosted white opal square glass lampshade. 4 springs. Porcelain E27 socket.
Height: 23 cm / 9.05”
Width: 24 cm / 9.44”
Depth: 11 cm / 4.33”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 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: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: BEGA Gantenbrink-Leuchten, Menden, Germany.
Other versions: This BEGA square wall lamp is model 6060. It exists in several variations. BEGA made several wall lamp in this style for indoor and outdoor use. All with this wall mount model 412. They received design awards in the 60s and 70s. The company named them Lichtbaustein. It is German for Light building block, the reason is obvious.
The BEGA company was founded in September 1945, at the end of the Second World War and started as a small business with 5 employees. BEGA received the “Medaille d’Or” at the international trade fair in Luxembourg in 1952. In 1958, BEGA construct the new multi-storey luminaire block with a few other companies at the largest industrial fair in the world in Hanover: an important and courageous step which finally leads to the “World Light Show“.
The complete history of the BEGA company can be found on their website. The company still exists and they make beautiful (industrial) lighting. Glashütte Limburg is a member of the BEGA group. BEGA received 275 iF Design Awards. You can find them over here on the iF Design website.
BEGA square wall lamp – 1964 BEGA catalogue picture
It was priced 54.90 Deutsche Mark, 27,45 euro.