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Metalarte Conical Pendant Lamp

Materials: Light yellow painted lampshade with a brass handle, painted white on the inside. Light yellow painted conical counterweight. Brass pulley. Some metal parts. Brass socket with a porcelain ring.

Cord Length: 90 – 180 cm / 35.43 – 70.86” – adjustable

Height: 50 cm / 19.68”

Width: ∅ 47 cm / 18.50”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Metalarte, Paseo de la Ribera 115, Canovelles, Barcelona, Spain.

Other versions: This Metalarte 1950s pendant lamp exists in several colours. It was probably made in several sizes.


The Metalarte company was founded in 1932 in Cannoveles, some 30 km/19 mi from Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. Since the sixties it renewed its catalogue and started working with external designers and companies. For instance, Metalarte sold lamps produced by Louis Poulsen from Denmark and Arteluce and Stilnovo from Italy. Today the company is part of the Luxonia group. Together with the Troll and Sagelux brands.

Designers that worked for Metalarte are, among others: André Ricard, Enric Franch, Josep Lluscà, Estudi Blanc, Josep Aregall, Oscar and Sergi Devesa, Antoni Arola, Lievore Altherr Molina, Ricard Ferrer, George W. Hansen, Héctor Serrano, Jordi Llopis, Ana Mir, Emili Padrós, Otto Canalda and Ramón Úbeda.