Italian Brass & Cane Table Lamp
Materials: Brass, cane, iron. Plastic/plexiglass/clear acrylic. 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: To be appraised, in all probability an Italian company.
This table lamp is made in brass, decorated with cane. The reed is braided such as the seat is made of a chair.
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 also made by VLM. More info about VLM Components over here on Vintageinfo.
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.
A similar lamp from Fratelli Mannelli can be found on Vintageinfo: Fratelli Mannelli Table Lamp