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History of Egoluce on the company’s website
Cedric Hartman brass lamps – Google images
Copacabana (2010 film) – Wikipedia
Brass table lamp by S.A. Boulanger
Brass floor lamp by S.A. Boulanger
Achille Castigilioni VLM switch 475
Egoluce Brass Desk Lamp
Materials: Rectangular brass base. Cast-iron counterweight inside the base. Brass curved swing arm. Some brass parts. Brass triangular, prism lampshade, painted white inside. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 40 cm / 15.74”
Width Lampshade: 15.5 cm / 6.10”
Width: 51 cm / 20.07”
Base: 20 x 15 cm / 7.87” x 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: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Egoluce S.r.l., Via Isaac Newton, 12, 20016 Pero, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This Egoluce brass desk lamp was probably in several versions. This lamp is model 2006, as labeled.
Heavy high quality swing arm desk or table lamp, completely made of brass with a cast iron counterweight.
Egoluce was founded in 1978 and has been creating lamps ever since. Mostly collaborating with Italian companies and craftsmen in order to offer its clients a high tech and design product.
Famous lamps by Egoluce are: Avio table lamp in 1978, Ikaro table lamp and Ping Pong wall lamp in 1980, Master desk lamps in 1981, Tiramisu pendant lamp in 1984. Raster floor and pendant lamp in 1984. Twist table lamp in 1985.
This Egoluce desk lamp is equipped with a VLM Components switch model 475 designed by Achille Castiglioni.
Cedric Hartman is one of those designers that created several lamps in this style in the 1960s. Many companies produced similar lamps. The Belgium S.A. Boulanger produced a whole range of table and floor lamps in this style.
Lamps in the movies!
A comparable desk lamp in white was used as a prop in the French-Belgian comedy film Copacabana from 2010. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Aure Atika and Lolita Chammah.