ERCO Quadra Wall Lamp
Materials: Mat bronze metallic painted square beam lampshade. Black painted square aluminium wall mount. Some metal parts. Porcelain E27 socket.
Height: 25 cm / 9.84”
Width: 11,5 x 11,5 cm / 4.52 x 4.52”
Depth: 24,5 cm / 9.64”
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 Quadra wall lamp exists in several colours. This cuboid wall lamp is model 4122, as labelled. These lamps have also a label with a date stamp. 2 with 1978 and 1 with 1977 printed on it. In all probability ERCO also produced them for a while in the 80s. It is closed on top, so it can be used as an outdoor wall lamp or garden lamp, though this is not the intention.
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 pendant lamps.
In the 1930s the industrial production of complete luminaires was started. After the Second World War Arnold Reininger and Karl Reeber continued the company, co-founder Paul Buschhaus had died in the war.
Designers that worked for the ERCO company are Roger Tallon, Ettore Sottsass, Emilio Ambasz, Shiro Kuramata, Giancarlo Piretti, Dieter Witte, Yves Béhar, Knud Holscher, Franco Clivio, Naoto Fukasawa, Aloys Ferdinand Gangkofner 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 Quadra wall lamp and Zylinder lamp – 1976 catalogue
Links (external links open in a new window)
Wikipedia about ERCO GmbH (in German)
Roger Tallon globe pendant lamp
Aloys Ferdinand Gangkofner pendant lamp