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Cosack Desk Lamp


Materials: Brass, iron, cast iron. Yellow painted brass lampshade, white painted inside. Brass socket. The base is painted with black wrinkle paint.

Height: 40 cm / 15.74”

Lampshade: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”

Base:  ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s – 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Gebrüder Cosack, Neheim-Hüsten, Germany.

Other versions: Made in several colours.


The Gebrüder Cosack company was founded in 1848 as a metal processing plant in Neheim-Hüsten, Germany by Egon, Friedrich and Theodor Cosack. In the beginning they made liturgical items and crosses made of brass and they also produced kerosene lamps. Later the company came to the production of electric lamps.

After the Second World War Cosack pursued a modern direction. A best seller were copper lighting for restaurants. The company was declared bankrupt in 1984.

Best known designers: Wilhelm WagenfeldUrsula Stürzenhofecker, K. H. Kinsky.  

This desk lamp, model 7675 won the iF-Design Award in 1956.

The Cosack desk lamp in the 1960s catalogue

Cosack Desk Light - In the catalogue

Black and white version of this desk lamp

Cosack Desk Lamp - Black

Cosack Desk Lamp - White