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Italian Brass & Cane Table Lamp

Materials: Square brass base with cane and clear acrylic. Square cane lampshade on an iron frame with two gold coloured metal rims. Bakelite socket.

Height (with lampshade): 64,5 cm / 25.39”

Width Lampshade: 33,5 cm / 13.18”

Base: 11,5 x 11,5 cm  – 4.52” x 4.52”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. In this setting a big white globe bulb is used.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Romeo Rega, Italy – attributed.

Other versions: Also made with two light bulbs and with chrome together with brass.

This table lamp is made in brass, decorated with cane. The reed is braided as the seat of a Thonet chair is made.

Romeo Rega

Romeo Rega was an Italian company active from 1970 until 1981. The trademark Romeo Rega was first used on New Years Eve 1969.

The Romeo Rega company worked with designers such as Willy Rizzo & Gabriella Crespi and produced furniture en lights mainly in brass, stainless steel, glass and chrome. 

VLM Components

The wiring is Italian and has its original Italian plug with 3 pins. The wiring, plug and socket are Italian and made by the VLM Components company from Buccinasco near Milan. It has the fantastic Achille Castiglioni switch model 475 also made by VLM Components.

Similar lamps were designed by Fratelli Mannelli from Signa, near Florence, Italy. They were always combined with limestone (travertine) from a local quarry. Also a table lamp from Gucci in this style exist. All companies originate in Florence.

Italian Brass & Cane Table Lamp - VLM Components switch and plug

Italian Brass & Cane Table Lamp

Italian Brass & Cane Table Lamp

Italian Brass & Cane Table Lamp

Many thanks to Eric for lending the lamp!