Linea Zero Bobblehead Formula 1 Doll Table Lamp
Materials: Plastic (PVC). Some plastic fabric. Bakelite socket.
Height: 29 cm / 11.41”
Width: ∅ 13 cm / 5.11”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 25 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: NUZ srl, Nuova Linea Zero, Via Torino, 24, 37024 Negrar, Verona, Italy.
Other versions: Several different “night light” table lamps were produced; other clothes, other figures, other dolls, as you can see below.
This doll has the text Esso Racing Team F.1 on the front and Pirelli Rally And Racing on the back. Below a slight different Formula 1 doll.
Nuova Linea Zero
The Linea Zero company was founded in Verona, Italy in 1973 by Enea Ferrari. Initially destined to the children’s market and subsequently extended to design. The most famous lamps by Linea Zero are a series of Pink Panther and Snoopy table lamps. The company still exists. Today it is named Linea Zero S.a.s..
Also Stilfer from Milan produced bobble-head lamps. The most well known are the plastic robot and insect lamps they produced.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components from Buccinasco near Milan in Italy in the late 1970s, early 1980s.
VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components became famous because of the switches they produce that were designed by Achille Castiglione in 1968.
VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.