Il Punto Aran Table Lamp
Materials: Square curved brass base with a concave neck. White fabric pagoda lampshade. Some brass parts. Bakelite E27 socket.
Total Height: 85 cm / 33.46”
Width Lampshade: 60 cm / 23.62”
Height: 51 cm / 20.07”
Base: 28,2 x 28,2 cm / 11.10 x 11.10”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Manufacturer: Il Punto La Bottega, Florence, Italy.
Other versions: This Il Punto Aran table lamp was also made in stainless steel.
This table lamp was often copied. You can find many similar lamps, but all a little different. A copy by the Belgian company Massive can be found here on Vintageinfo.
An elongated version of this table lamp was designed by A. Montagna Grillo & A. Tonello, and made by High Society. It is often confused with this one.
Always said that these lamps are a design by Maria Pergay, because they appear in the book Maria Pergay – Complete Works 1957-2010 – page 93, a book written by Suzanne Demisch. These table lamps were used in the villas of Prince Abdullah in Taif, Saudi Arabia. Hence the confusion.
The Il Punto lighting company is long gone. Several other Il Punto companies exists, but they have nothing to do with it.
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All the electric parts of this Il Punto Aran table lamp were made by VLM Components in the 1970s. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni.
VLM 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.
IL Punto Aran Table Lamp – Base & VLM Switch
Maison & Jardin Magazine 207 (Home & Garden) 1974