IKEA Wall Lamp
Materials: White painted metal (iron). Bakelite socket. Some plastic and metal parts.
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 – 2000s.
Designer: “IKEA of Sweden”
Manufacturer: IKEA, Delft, The Netherlands.
Other versions: Made for many years in slight variations. Produced with other screws, other switch. Most recent editions have a plastic socket.
This wall lamp is no longer in production. A similar lamp, model SMYG (picture below) is still for sale. 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 wast 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 Switserland, 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.