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Cari Zalloni – Wikipedia – only in German (2017)
History of the Vimar company on their website
Ceramic Candlestick Bedside Table Lamp
Materials: Round base with a handle. Orange enamelled ceramics (earthenware or stoneware). White opal satin glass globe lampshade. White Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 21 cm / 8.26”
Width: ∅ 14 cm / 5.51”
Base: ∅ 13,4 cm / 5.27”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used. Preferably a small (candlestick form) one. The opening in the glass globe is small.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Cari Zalloni (1937-2012) – attributed.
Manufacturer: Steuler-Keramik, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany – attributed, no label present.
Other versions: This ceramic candlestick bedside table lamp exists in several colours.
Cari Zalloni, born August 20, 1937 in Athens, Greece was a designer. His father was a Greek-Italian descent and his mother came from Austria. At first he lived in Greece, but the mother moved back to Vienna after the death of his father (1947). There he completed his high school diploma. He graduated from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna for a master’s degree in design. In 1960 he began his work as a designer.
Zalloni went to Siena in Italy were he designed furniture, but after two years he went to Germany to work as an independent designer. He designed various glasses series for the ornamental ceramics company Steuler-Keramik and for the Glashütte Maximiliansau. He moved to Salzburg in 1962.
Cari Zalloni was known as the chief designer of the eye optics company Cazal Eyewear. He also designed drinking glasses and winter sports equipment. Most recently he lived near Graz, Austria. He died from the effects of heart surgery in 2012.
Steuler was founded by Georg Steuler in 1908. Georg Steuler developed the world’s first acid-resistant mastic (potash water glaze) and laid the foundation stone for Steuler Industriewerke (until 2010). Steuler-Keramik was a part of the company and was founded in 1917. Today it is named Steuler-Fliesen and they produce ceramic tiles.
Today Steuler is a group of companies specialising in industrial corrosion protection, plant construction/environmental technology and tiles. The group develops, produces and installs corrosion-resistant and fire-resistant materials, as well as lining technologies for the chemical industry, in metal recovery plants, in power plants and special waste incineration plants as well as in the iron and steel industry.
The switch on this light is made by Vimar, an Italian company located in Marostica, some 100 km (60 miles) from Venice. Vimar was founded at the end of World War II, on May Day 1945. They started in a former hat factory with the production of products for the residential use of electricity, based on elements obtained by moulding thermosetting resin. The Vimar company still exists.