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Counterweight Desk Lamp

Materials: 2 chromed metal (iron) rods. Round iron base, round metal lampshade. Round metal connector and counterweight painted with black wrinkle paint. Chrome screw, chrome joint. The counterweight is made of brass. The base is made in thick iron, not cast iron. The lampshade is made of iron and painted white inside. Bakelite socket.

Maximum Height: 90 cm / 35.43”

Height: 50 cm / 19.68”

Length Arm: 47 cm / 18.50”

Lampshade: ∅ 18 cm / 7.08”

Base: ∅ 14,2 cm / 5.59”

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: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: This counterweight desk lamp was in all possibility produced in a several colours and a few sizes.

It is quite possible that this counterweight desk lamp was made by the Belgian lighting company Massive. Unfortunately, there is no label present. Do you have an idea? Please use the contact form and make this website more complete. 

VLM Components

All the electric parts are made by the Italian VLM Components company in the 1960s. VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. 

VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands RelcoLeuciRelco LightingVLM and Segno.

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Massive – Wikipedia (in Dutch)

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Counterweight Desk Lamp round metal base and lampshade, black wrinkle paint, 2 chrome rods 1950s 1960s MCM

Counterweight Desk Lamp round metal base and lampshade, black wrinkle paint, 2 chrome rods 1950s 1960s MCM

Counterweight Desk Lamp round metal base and lampshade, black wrinkle paint, 2 chrome rods 1950s 1960s MCM