Incamiciato Tube Table Lamp
Materials: Aluminium round base and top. Clear maroon-red and white hand blown incamiciato thick crystal glass tube. White painted brass rod. Some brass parts. Yellow-orange tubular fabric lampshade with 3 chrome rings. Galvanised metal E27 sockets.
Total Height: 95 cm / 37.40”
Height: 55 cm / 21.65”
Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”
Base: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised; in all probability an Italian company.
Other versions: probably made in several colours.
This Incamiciato tube table lamp has everything to be an Italian lamp, maybe from Murano. The glass is hand blown in the incamiciato technique from the Venetian Island, much used in the lights of Venini, Vistosi, Leucos, Barovier, Seguso and many others.
Remnants of a label are visible on the base, probably removed when purchased. Also there is a sticker on the bottom with the number 000230 on it.
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Incamiciato: overlay lattimo glass (= milky looking glass) with a layer of transparent coloured glass.
All the electric parts were produced by VLM Components in the 1960s – 1970s. VLM 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 Components 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.