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GEI Short Foldable Table Lamp

Materials: Yellow painted round metal disc base. Chrome flat foldable rod and parts. Adjustable yellow painted round metal disc lampshade. Some metal parts. 2 White Bakelite E27 sockets.

Height: 40 cm / 15.74”

Width: ∅ 25 cm / 9.84”

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 – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Enrique Aparicio – attributed.

Manufacturer: G.E.I., Gabinete de Estudios Industriales, Spain.

Other versions: This GEI Short foldable table lamp exists in many colours. The were made with or with a chrome decorative ring on the lampshade. The  name of this table lamp is Short and it is model GEI-209.

Enrique Aparicio

No information can be found about the designer, unfortunately. Except for a lamp he designed in 1961. It received a Delta Gold Award (Premio Delta de Oro) by the ADI-FAD, the Industrial Design Association in 1962. Several people have the name Enrique Aparicio, but not a designer.


About the G.E.I., Gabinete de Estudios Industriales (Office of Industrial Studies) company there is even less information to be found. Except for some lamps in the Fase style, almost copies of the famous President lamps and an occasional catalogue picture. To see ion the lamps, the company was active in the 60’s and 70’s.

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GEI Short Foldable Table Lamp Model GEI-209 70’s Catalogue Picture

GEI desk lamp table lamp design: Enrique Aparicio round foldable light chrome metal GEI-209 1960s 1970s MCM Mid-Century Modern

Links (external links open in a new window)

ADI-FAD website

ADI-FAD Wikipedia


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