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Bulb Pendant Lamp


Materials: Opaque glass with a gilded “screw”. All made of hand blown glass. Brass parts, Bakelite socket.

Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’

Height: 30 cm / 11.81”

Width: 24 cm / 9.44”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used, a small E27 bulb is required. A white or frosted one gives the most beautiful result. Clear bulbs creates stripes on white glass.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century modern.

Designer: To be appraised, designed after the classic E27 light bulb designed (not invented) by Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931).

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Ingo Maurer

Although Ingo Maurer designed the Bulb Bulb lamp in 1980, this pendant lamp is slightly older and made in the 1970s by an unknown company, there is no label present.

Ingo Maurer (born May 12, 1932 in Germany) designed several variations of this lamp during the years. The pendant light named “Bulb Bulb” (a light bulb in a light bulb) was designed in 1980. The hanging light was designed for the American market, but it was also a big success in Europe. Different colours of light bulbs can be used to change the appearance of the lamp. The original “Bulb Bulb” lamp was made in injection molded plastic.

The most famous “Bulb” table lamp is designed in 1966 by Ingo Maurer and made in two sizes, 30 cm and the “Giant” was 56 cm. The normal size is still in production but only in clear crystal Murano glass. The opal version is out of production. It was designed after the idea of the over sized examples created by the American pop art artist Claes Oldenburg.

The Ingo Maurer Bulb Bulb pendant lamp is described in 1000 Lights, 1960 to present , page 385. Written by Charlotte & Peter Fiell and published by Taschen. You can find this book over here at 1000 Lights 1960 to present Vol. 2

The Ingo Maurer Bulb Bulb pendant lamp or floor lamp

Ingo Maurer Bulb Bulb Pendant Lamp

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