Brutalist Wrought Iron Wall Lamp
Materials: Black wrought iron wall mount rectangular clear and orange-amber glass lampshade. Some metal parts. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 35,5 cm / 13.97”
Width: 26 cm / 10.23”
Depth: 9,5 cm / 3.74”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: JB Lamparas, Spain – attributed.
Other versions: This Brutalist wrought iron wall lamp exists in many variations. Also table lamps, flush mounts and chandeliers exists.
Tom Ahlström & Hans Ehrich
Almost always said that these lamps are a design of Tom Ahlström & Hans Ehrich, the two founders of A&E Design, founded in Sweden in 1968. It is a HOAX. They got nothing to do with these lamps. In fact, to say the least, they are not amused that they are always connected with these lamps.
Over the years I found these lamps with labels from Steen & Steen AS from Norway. Also Kaiser Leuchten and Marbach Leuchten from Germany sold these lamps. And probably also some other companies.
A few years ago I came across a 1970s catalogue of JB Lamparas on Todocolection, a Spanish sales website. All these lamps appeared in it. Unfortunately the catalogue was already sold.
And when you think about it, these lamps have a typical Spanish look. Wrought iron is always been popular in Spain, especially in the 50s and 60s.
The JB Lamparas company must be long gone, no information to be found. Do you know more about this company? Please use the contact form and make this website more complete.
Comparable lamps were made by the Italian ceramist Marcello Fantoni. Leastwise, that is always said. And to say the least, that is also a strange story…
Many thanks to Frank from nullviernull raum+kommunikation for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm. You can find his shop over here on Ebay.