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Candle Bedside Lamp

Materials: Copper, glass, Bakelite socket.

Height: 18 cm / 7.08”

Width: 14 cm / 5.51”

Width with handle: 21 cm / 8.26”

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: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

All the electric parts are made by VLM Components from Italy in the 1970s. VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. The switch is designed in 1968 by Achille Castiglioni.


Links (external links open in a new window)

Switches by Achille Castiglioni on Vintageinfo

Achille Castiglioni in the Moma Museum in New York

Lights with VLM-switches on Vintageinfo

Switches in the Relco webstore

The Relco Group website

Italian VLM switch model 450 designed by Achille Castiglioni

Candle Table Lamp VLM Switch