IKEA Lod Wall Lamp
Materials: White painted folded metal wall mount. Adjustable white painted round/cylinder metal (iron) lampshade. Some plastic and metal parts. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 8 cm / 3.14”
Length: 20 cm / 7.87”
Depth: 11 cm / 4.33”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: IKEA, Delft, The Netherlands.
Other versions: This IKEA Lod wall lamp was made for many years and exists in slight variations. Produced with other screws, other switches. Most recent editions have a plastic socket.
This IKEA Lod wall lamp is no longer in production. It appeared for the first time in a catalogue in 1986. A similar lamp, model SMYG (picture below) was for sale until 2018. It is a perforated version of this lamp with a frosted plastic diffuser.
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).
All the electric parts of these lamps, from the oldest until the most recent, are produced by VLM Components from Buccinasco, near Milan in Italy. The company is famous for the switches designed by Achille Castiglioni.