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Ignasi Riera Llum Desk Lamp

Materials: Round white painted flat metal (iron) base. 2 chrome rods, adjustable. Black plastic parts. Chrome ball counterweight and parts. White painted half round aluminium lampshade, painted white on the inside. It has 2 elongated slots. Bakelite E27 socket.

Max Height: 70 cm / 27.55”

Lampshade: ∅ 12 x 16 cm / 4.72 x 6.29”

Width: 50 cm / 19.68”

Base: ∅ 23 cm / 9.05”

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: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Ignasi Riera.

Manufacturer: Llum, Barcelona, Spain.

Other versions: This Ignasi Riera Llum desk lamp exists in several colours. It was also made as a floor lamp with a double or single light, a pendant lamp, and a wall lamp. A floor lamp can be found here, on Vintageinfo.

Ignasi Riera

Several Ignasi Riera exist. But who the designer of this particular lamp is, is unsure. Two well known Ignasi Riera are Joan Ignasi Riera Mas, a designer and architect from Barcelona, but he is too young. Maybe it was his father or a family member who designed this floor lamp. Ignasi Riera i Gassiot is a writer, journalist, lecturer and parliamentarian born in 1940, also from Barcelona, Spain.


Llum, which means light in Spanish, was a lighting company from Barcelona, Spain. Unfortunately no information can be found, except for some lamps from the 70s and 80s online. Do you have more info about the company? Please let us know through the contact form and help improve the websites exactitude.

Today another lighting company exists with the name Llum, but it is a Dutch firm founded by Godert Schouten. It has nothing to do with the Spanish company.

Of course the name Llum is widespread in Spain. For instance, Llum in Barcelona is a festival of light in February that aims to counter the darkness of winter with the splendour of light.

Several lighting shops use Llum in their name in the city. To name a few: Drac de Llum, Viva Llum, Energia de Llum, La Llum de la Vila.