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1970s Foldable Cube Table Lamp


Materials: brown painted aluminium, aluminium reflector, metal parts, black plastic, porcelain socket.

Height (opened): 29 cm / 11.41”

Closed: 16 x 16 cm / 6.29 x 6.29”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 150 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For this setup a silver cup light bulb was used.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised, but this light has many similarities with the Dado table lamp designed by Cesare Casati in the 1970s and produced by the famous Italian company Martinelli Luce.

Manufacturer: In all probability a German company. Maybe it is a lamp by Pfäffle Leuchten (Robert Pfäffle K.G. Elektrotechnische und Beleuchtungskörper- Fabrik) from Villingen-Schwenningen. The company no longer exists.

Other versions: At least also made in red, white and black.

The switch is made by the Italian VLM Components company, the plug by the German factory APSA (APSA Elektrotechnische Fabrik Ing. Wilhelm Sauerwein GmbH + Co. KG).

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APSA GmbH & Co. KG

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