Exotic Birds Floor Lamp
Materials: 4 metal legs base, curved on top. Disc center piece. Long colourful tubular lampshade decorated with several exotic birds such as parrots, parakeets and birds of paradise. Handle on top. 2 Bakelite E27 sockets.
Height: 152 cm / 59.84”
Lampshade: ∅ 28 x 39 cm / 11.02 x 15.35”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be determined.
Other versions: This rocket style floor lamp was probably made in some variations and/or sizes. Probably also with other decorations on the lampshades.
This exotic birds floor lamp has no label or whatsoever. The plug is made by HFK, a for the moment unknown, probably German company.
The plug has also the Germany VDE logo moulded in it. VDE is a German quality mark. The VDE mark is meant to indicate safety and quality in electrical technologies. The switch has the approval logo for Switzerland pressed in the black plastic bottom. The S with a cross on top.
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The VDE company was founded in 1893 in Berlin, Germany. Its task is to develop regulations on electrical systems. In 1904 VDE’s first “book for standards” is published. A first testing center is set up in Berlin in 1920. In 1993, 100 years after its founding, VDE has now 34 regional associations and 36,000 members.