ERCO Globe Pendant Lamp
Materials: Polished aluminium tube with round holes below. Polished aluminium conical diffuser. Clear glass globe lampshade. Bakelite E27 lamp socket.
Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49”
Height: 49 cm / 19.29”
Width: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: ERCO GmbH, Lüdenscheid, Germany.
Other versions: This ERCO globe pendant lamp exists in several sizes. The smaller version is 27 cm / 10.62”. It was at least also made in brushed aluminium. Also a version with a smoked glass globe, as you can see in the 1976, 1977 catalogue pictures.
The design of this lamp was inspired by the design of the Raak Globe pendant lamp, designed by Frank Ligtelijn from the late 1950s. You can find it over here.
ERCO was founded in 1934 by Arnold Reininger (1907-2003), Karl Reeber and Paul Buschhaus in Lüdenscheid, Germany. The company name ERCO represents a phonetic abbreviation of the founding name “Reininghaus & Co.“.
The company is still in family ownership. During the early years, ERCO produced parts for lamps. In particular a spring-supported retracting mechanism for hanging lights.
In the 1930s the industrial production of complete luminaires was started. After World War II Arnold Reininger and Karl Reeber continued the company. Co-founder Paul Buschhaus had died in the war.
Famous designers that worked for the ERCO company are Alois Ferdinand Gangkofner, Roger Tallon, Ettore Sottsass. Emilio Ambasz, Shiro Kuramata, Giancarlo Piretti, Dieter Witte. Yves Béhar, Knud Holscher, Franco Clivio, Naoto Fukasawa and many others.
The company was awarded many times thanks to these great artists and the vision of the ERCO company. ERCO received 88 iF Design Awards.
ERCO globe pendant lamp – 1976, 1977 catalogue picture
Models 2380, 2381
Links (external links open in a new window)
Wikipedia about ERCO GmbH (in German)