Esperia Chrome Tube Table Lamp
Materials: Thick chromed metal (iron) cylinder. The tubular lampshade is painted white on the inside. Chrome ring base. Orange painted wooden disc inside the ring. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 32,5 cm / 12.79”
Width: ∅ 8 cm / 3.14”
Base: ∅ 16 cm / 6.29”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E14 socket can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Angelo Brotto (1914 – 2002)
Manufacturer: Esperia, Via Campania, 1D, 53036 Poggibonsi, Italy.
Other versions: This Esperia chrome tube table lamp exists in a slight variation. The ring base was made with or without white paint inside. Angelo Brotto designed several lamps with orange or red and chromed metal.
FontanaArte made a “copy” of this lamp. It is named Toobo and it is a 2007 design by Marco Merendi. The garden lamp version is the most reminiscent.
Born in Venice, Italy in 1914, passed away in Campiglia Marittima, Italy in 2002. Angelo Brotto graduated on the art school of Venice in 1939 and already at that time he participated with his works in different exhibitions.
Brotto graduated in 1941 on the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice distinguished himself by winning all competitions. He won many prizes for his outstanding works in the years that follow.
In Italy his works have been acquired by the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome and Venice, by the Rivoltella Museum in Trieste, by the Venice Biennale, by the Ministry of National Education, by the Confederazione Italiana Professionisti ed Artisti and by private galleries around the world.
The Esperia company was founded in 1952, with the aim of producing chandeliers, table lamps, wall lamps, floor lamps, ceiling lights, wall light panels and furniture. Esperia is famous for the Quasar lamp from the 60’s and 70’s, designed by the Venetian designer/professor Angelo Brotto. Brotto designed many beautiful lamps for Esperia in that period. The Esperia company still exists and they produce very beautiful lighting.