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Indigo Table or Floor Lamp


Materials: Indigo painted metal. Opaque white glass, 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 – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be determined.

This light has many similarities with the globe lamps designed by Max Bill (22 December 1908 – 9 December 1994).

Max Bill was a Swiss architect, painter, typeface designer, industrial designer, graphic designer and artist.

The electric components of the lamp are all Italian, they originate from the VLM S.p.A. company from Buccinasco near Milan. The switch is a VLM type from the mid 1960s.


Links (external links open in a new window)

Max Bill on Wikipedia

VLM Switches on Vintageinfo


Indigo Table or Floor Lamp - socket

VLM 1960s Switch

Indigo Table or Floor Lamp - VLM switch

Lamp Base

Indigo Table or Floor Lamp - base

VLM Switch

Indigo Table or Floor Lamp - VLM switch