Black & White Desk Lamp
Materials: Rectangular black coloured plastic base with a white built-in switch. Iron counterweights (2) inside the base. Metal goose-neck, black plastic flexible. Round black plastic tube. White painted aluminium lampshade. Porcelain E27 socket.
Height: 33 cm / 12.99” – adjustable
Lampshade: ∅ 12 cm / 4.72”
Base: 11 x 11 cm / 4.33 x 4.33”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid century modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Stilplast SRL, Via Quintino Sella 4, 21047 Saronno, Italy.
Other versions: This black & white desk lamp exists in several colours.
The Stilplast SRL company is located in Saronno, Italy, some 20 km (12,5 miles) from Milan. Stilplast was founded in 1975. Text from their website: “Motivated by curiosity of new applications offered by plastic materials; in this way we acquired experience in injection moulding”.
Stilplast produces plastic drawer runners in various sizes, adjustable feet, packing details, profiles for golden, chrome-plated, satin-finish, post-forming doors, handles and knobs for furniture made of ABS and zamak in various supplies. They also make any custom-designed item outside the furniture industry.
Stilplast made many moulded plastic parts for lamps produced by other companies. Among others: Veneta Lumi, also an Italian brand. It’s unclear if this lamp is produced by Stilplast or made by another lamp producer. The Stilplast name is moulded on the inside of the base.
The switch, socket and plug of this light were also made in Italy.