Désirée Stentøj Flowers Table Lamp
Materials: Beige-ocher and white ceramics, Bakelite socket, fabric lampshade.
Total Height: 48 cm / 18.89”
Height: 22 cm / 8.66”
Width: ∅ 25 cm / 9.84”
Base: 10 x 8 cm / 3.93 x 3.14”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 40 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: Désirée Stentøj (Désirée Ceramics), The Désirée Porcelain Factory Ltd., Maglemosevej 11,DK 4100 Ringsted.
Other versions: Made in several colours: blue, red/brown and so on.
The Désirée Porcelain Factory was founded in 1964 by H.C. Torbol. Mister Torbol was the formerly director and production manager at Bing & Grondahl. Bing & Grondahl was a Danish porcelain manufacturer. In 1987 the company merged with the Royal Porcelain Factory under the name Royal Copenhagen. Torbol had also worked at the Norden porcelain factory in Copenhagen. Torbol’s son Knud Torbol and his wife Lis took over the company in 1975.
The family business is located in Ringsted on the island of Seeland. Initially the factory produced mainly utility items and lamps. Later the factory produced dinnerware and gift articles in porcelain and stoneware. All products are hand painted.
Apparently the company ended business around 2000/2001 but the website is still online.
The lampshade was produced by the Dutch company Kullmann Lighting & Interior. Kullmann is a wholesaler and manufacturer of lampshades.