Codialpo Acrylic Table Lamp
Materials: Dark green painted flat metal (iron) round base. Dark green painted thick rod. Round white acrylic lampshade made of two parts. Big ornamental nut on top. 2 Bakelite E27 sockets.
Height: 52 cm / 9.84”
Width: ∅ 35 cm / 7.87”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 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: Codialpo, Carrer Sant Salvador 18, 08757 Corbera de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.
Other versions: This Codialpo acrylic table lamp exists in two versions and as a floor lamp. Produced in several colours.
Codialpo was founded in 1969 by Pere Alegrí i Navarro and three enterprising friends coming from different labour sectors. This experience, which started as a game, soon became a solid and successful company located in La ruta de les Monges (The route of the Monges), Barcelona.
The progressive growth of the company made them move to a new building in the Carrer del Segle XX (Twentieth Century Street) and, soon afterwards, to Carrilet Avenue (Train Street), in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, where the company remained for 25 years.
In L’Hospitalet, the company expanded and increased and diversified their range of products, succeeding in the manipulation of acrylic.
In 1989 Codialpo Halogen was created. Both companies were closely bound together but Codialpo Halogen was dedicated exclusively to the manufacturing of halogen lighting. Soon afterwards, it was absorbed by Codialpo.
In 1994, Codialpo moved to Corbera de Llobregat. The name changed into Alegrí i Fills (Alegrí and children) when the sons of one of the founding members, Pere Alegrí, joined the board of directors. The brand name Codialpo was retained.
Codialpo‘s website was active until 2011. In all probability Codialpo ended business around the same period.
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Many thanks to Lluís from Eclectique Vintage for the photos and the enthusiasm.