1960s Indigo Globe Table or Floor Lamp
Materials: Round flat base. 2 rings on the long rod. Indigo purple painted metal (iron). Frosted white opal glass globe. Galvanised metal socket.
Height: 66 cm / 25.98”
Width: ∅ 15,5 cm / 6.10”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a white, opaque or frosted one is preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be determined.
Other versions: This 1960s indigo globe table or floor lamp was probably made in several colours.
This table or floor lamp has many similarities with the Polluce floor lamp from Artemide. A design by Anna Fasolis, Enzo Mari Concorso, Studio Artemide-Domus. You can find it over here in the Artemide catalogue from 1973 on page 3.
This table lamp has also many similarities with the globe lamps designed by E. R. Nele for Temde Leuchten. Often said Max Bill, but that is not true. Also often said that E.R. Nele is Eva Renée Nele Bode. I could not find proof for it. Eva Renée Nele Bode is a German sculptor that made many large scale metal sculptures.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 1960s, early 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 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.