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ERCO Globe Table Lamp

Materials: Chrome ring base. Adjustable mat brown, bronze aluminium globe lampshade. Black ornamental plastic screw. Some metal parts. Bakelite E27 lamp socket.

Height: 21,5 cm / 8.46”

Globe: ∅ 13 cm / 5.11”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a spotlight bulb from max 6,3 cm is preferred.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: ERCO GmbH, Lüdenscheid, Germany.

Other versions: This ERCO globe table lamp exists in several colours. Except for this bronze brown, the colours white, yellow and orange exists, as you can see in the catalogue picture. the chrome ring base was used for several other lamps.


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 table lamp – 1976, 1977 catalogue picture
This lamp

Models: 35020, 35021, 35022, 35023

Other lamps with this chrome ring base

35000, 35001, 35002, 35003
35010, 35011, 35012, 35013
35030, 35031, 35032, 35033

Clamp lamps

35100, 35101, 35102, 35103
35110, 35111, 35112, 35113

ERCO globe table lamp models: 35023 35020 35021 35022 1976 1977 catalogue picture Germany