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Brown & White Acrylic Table Lamp

Materials: Square transparant brown acrylic base. Square beam clear brown acrylic lampshade. White acrylic square tube diffuser inside. 8 ornamental screws and nuts. White Bakelite B22 socket.

Height: 38,5 cm / 15.15”

White Tube: 10 x 10 cm / 3.93 x 3.93”

Base:  15,2 x 15,2 cm / 5.98 x 5.98”

Electricity: 1 bulb B22, 1 x 60 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: To be determined.

Other versions: Because of the publicity printed on it, this brown and white acrylic table lamp is probably unique. Lamps for other eye-wear shops may also have been made, but that is not a certainty. A brand of the eyeglass chains is not printed on it. 

This lamp is probably produced in France, given the B22 socket.

Printed in black on top of the lampshade: Châines pour lunettes (Eyeglass chains), Port Royal, Paris.

Today a Port Royal eye-ware shop exists in Paris, but it is unclear if it is the same shop as the one from the 1970s.

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VLM Components

The switch of this lamp is made by VLM Components and is a design of Achille Castiglioni. It is model 450 and it is not original. This lamp has no switch.

VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno. VLM Components became famous for the switches they produce which were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.

Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.