German Red Ceramics Table Lamp
Materials: Round fat lava style base with round holes. Conical fabric lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 35 cm / 13.77”
Base: ∅ 10 cm / 3.93”
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.
Period: 1960s, 1970s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be determined.
Other versions: This German red ceramics table lamp exists in several versions.
For the moment it is unclear who designed and made this lamp.
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Often said this is Fat Lava, but it is a style of vibrant thick glazed pottery decoration, common in West Germany from the 1950s to the 1970s. A good example can be found here.
The switch, socket and plug of this table lamp is made by VLM Components.
VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno. The switch on this table lamp is model 450; the small model of the famous switch designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.
Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.