Ma-Of Spain Desk Lamp
Materials: Round black painted metal (iron) base. Counterweight inside the base. Chrome curved rod. Chrome ornamental screws and parts. Adjustable black painted round mushroom lampshade, painted white inside. Switch inside the lampshade. 2 white Bakelite E27 sockets.
Height: 40 cm / 15.74”
Lampshade: 25 cm / 9.84”
Base: ∅ 17 cm / 6.69”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Ma-Of s.a., Calle Riaño 8, 28947 Fuenlabrada, Madrid.
Other versions: This Ma-Of Spain desk lamp exists in several colours.
The Ma-Of company, often written Maof, was founded in 1975 in Madrid, Spain. It was a small company that produced office equipment such as ashtrays, desk bins, coat hangers and a small range of desk lamps and floor lamps.
In the 2010 catalogue of the company 10 lamps are present. 9 desk lamps and the Efrit floor lamp. You can read it on the ISUU website.
The company no longer exists. The last update on their website was in 2010, in 2012 the website went offline. The last Chief Operating Officer was David Manso Gonzalo.
Today, 2019, a Chinese women’s clothing store named Aurore is located in the building.
Many thanks to Lluís from Eclectique Vintage for the photos and the enthusiasm.