Fischer Leuchten Desk Lamp
Materials: Round green base with a black built-in switch. Yellow plastic bottom. Metal goose-neck, blue flexible tube. Red lampshade, painted white inside. Some metal and plastic parts. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 34 cm / 13.38” – adjustable
Lampshade: ∅ 10,7 cm / 4.21”
Base: ∅ 13 cm / 5.11”
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. However a small E27 bulb gives the best result.
Period: 1980s, 1990s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Fischer Leuchten, Sundern, Germany.
Other versions: This Fischer Leuchten desk lamp was produced in many colours and sold by several companies. A similar desk lamp with a label of the Italian company Veneta Lumi can be found here on Vintageinfo.
Fischer Leuchten was founded in 1951 by Aloys Fischer in Sundern, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Johannes Schulte joined the company as a full partner in 1953. In 1972 the enterprise moved to another building in the same town. In 1993 Johannes Schulte junior and in 1995 Alois Fischer junior joined the company. Today the firm is located in Arnsberg, some 15 km (9 miles) from Sundern. Recently (2019), the company merged with Honsel Leuchten to form Fischer & Honsel GmbH.
This Fischer Leuchten desk lamp recalls the primary colours used by artists such as the Dutch Piet Mondriaan and Gerrit Rietveld.
Fisher Leuchten also produced this lamp for other brands, such as IKEA, Veneta Lumi and Massive from Belgium. IKEA named it Manick, as you can see in the catalogue picture. It only appeared in the 1993 catalogue.
Fischer Leuchten desk lamp – 1993 IKEA catalogue – Manick
Lamps in the movies
A white Fischer Leuchten desk lamp was used as a prop in the 2018 Belgian crime drama television series La Trêve (The Break) season 2, episode 7. Starring Yoann Blanc, Guillaume Kerbusch and Anne Coesens.
A red Fischer Leuchten desk lamp was used as a prop in the 2020 Spanish film Origenes Secretos (Unknown Origins). Starring Verónica Echegui, Leonardo Sbaraglia and Javier Rey.