IKEA Energi Table Lamp
Materials: Round white plastic base with a conical rod. White plastic lampshade. Red translucent plastic ring. Some metal and plastic parts. Plastic E27 socket.
Height: 55 cm / 21.65”
Width: ∅ 27 cm / 10.62”
Base: ∅ 24 cm / 9.44”
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.
Designer: Carl Öjerstam and Magnus Elebäck.
Manufacturer: IKEA, Delft, The Netherlands, produced in India.
Other versions: The IKEA Energi table lamp exists in several versions, as you can see.
Most of the time when you find a table lamp like this, people tell you that this lamp is made in the eighties or even the sixties, but this light was designed in 2004. It has many forms and 2 different feet. It’s a retro light, not a vintage one. It only appears in the 2004 catalogue.
IKEA, formerly known by its full initials, Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, is a multinational group, headquartered in Delft, The Netherlands. The company was founded in Älmhult, Sweden in 1943 by then-17-year-old Ingvar Kamprad (30 March 1926 – 27 January 2018).
The first real shop in Sweden opened in 1958. In 1963 and 1969 the first shops opened in Norway and Denmark. In 1973 Switzerland, Germany and Japan. Other countries followed rapidly. In the Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg) the first shops started business in 1978 (Sliedrecht, The Netherlands) and in 1984 in Zaventem and Ternat (Belgium).
Conclusion: the likelihood of finding a real vintage lamp from IKEA outside the Scandinavian countries is unlikely.
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Lamps in the movies
An IKEA Energi table lamp was used as a prop in the 2019 French-Japanese drama film La Vérité (The Truth). Starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke.
An IKEA Energi table lamp was used as a prop in the 2019 documentary about the American rock singer-songwriter Suzi Quatro. A small mistake in choosing this lamp for a vintage feel.