1950s Italian Floor Lamp
Materials: Brass triangular base with iron and some plywood. Aluminium yellow/sienna painted round lampshade. Painted with wrinkle paint. Teak wood and brass on top of the lampshade. Vanilla painted brass rod with a teak ornament/handle. Bakelite socket.
Height: 150 cm / 59” – adjustable
Width: 73 cm / 28.74”
Base: 30 cm triangular / 11.81”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27 fitting, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This 1950s Italian floor lamp was probably made in several colours. Exists also with a round base, as you can see below.
This floor lamp has some similarities with other Italian lamps made by Arteluce, Stilnovo and others. On the socket is written: made in Italy.
It is possible that this lamp was produced in Italy and sold by Massive from Belgium and some other companies. A generic lamp, so to speak. It was and still is not uncommon that there are “unknown” producers.
Teak is a tropical hardwood tree species.
Sticker on the bottom: September 4, 1957
Similar floor lamp with a round base