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Gauze Pendant Lamp


Materials: Round hat shaped lampshade made of grey “perforated” plastic/acrylic and translucent plastic/acrylic. It has a white/yellow rim.  Black plastic socket. 

Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’

Height: 18 cm / 7.08”

Width: ∅ 46 cm /18.11”

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. For this setup a big globe opaque light bulb was used.

Period: 1980s, 1990s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: This gauze pendant lamp was probably made in several colours and sizes.

No labels or whatsoever on this pendant lamp. Very strange for a lamp with a socket that was first produced in the late 1980s. These type of plastic sockets were still in production in the 2000s. Maybe it is a lamp by IKEA, but a search in old catalogues of the company did not gave any result. Kartell from Italy is a famous plastic furniture and lamp producer, but no Kartell lamp is known like this. Massive from Belgium is also a possibility. Do you know who made it? Please let us know!

Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.

Links (external links open in a new window)

Gauze on Wikipedia

Acrylic – Wikipedia


IKEA lamps

Massive lamps

Kartell lamps

Gauze pendant lamp grey “perforated” and translucent plastic acrylic yellow rim 1980s 1990s