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Nesso Style Table Lamp

Materials: Round white curved conical metal base. Brass rod inside the base. Black felt on the bottom. White acrylic mushroom lampshade. Big aluminium ornamental screw on top. Some metal and plastic parts. Stainless steel lamp socket holder. 4 plastic E14 sockets.

Height: 30 cm / 11.81”

Lampshade: ∅ 50 cm /19.68”

Base:  31,5 cm / 12.40”

Electricity: 4 bulbs E14, 4 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1990s – 2000s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: This Nesso style table lamp was probably made in several colours. Also made with a stainless steel base and an inline rotary switch marked Ting Shen.

A recent “copy” or “inspired by” the famous Nesso table lamp designed by Giancarlo Mattioli & Gruppo Architetti Urbanisti Città Nuova for Artemide in the 1960s. The Artemide Nesso table lamp is completely made of ABS plastic.

No labels are present on this lamp, unfortunately. It is equipped with a dimmer produced by Japen Industrial Co., Ltd. from China. In all probability, this Nesso style table lamp is produced in China. It was acquired in the early 1990s in a shop in Belgium. Do you have an idea? Please let us know through the contact form and help improve the websites exactitude. Your help is much appreciated.

Japen Industrial Co., Ltd

Founded in 1989, Japen Industrial Co., Ltd. makes dimmers, low-voltage electronic transformers, ballasts, and light sensors for LED lamps, fluorescent lamps, halogen lamps, and other energy-efficient lamps. All products exported to Europe are CE-approved.

In Canada and the USA these lamps have E12 sockets. The 4 sockets are stamped “Made in Italy” and 125V / 75W / E12.


Often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.

Links (external links open in a new window)

Japen website


Artemide Nesso table lamp

1973 Artemide Catalogue

1976 Artemide Catalogue

Artemide Nesso and Nessino Table Lamps in the 1976 Catalogue

Artemide Nesso & Nessino Table & Wall Lamp, design Gruppo Architetti Urbanisti Citta Nuova

Many thanks to Jennifer from Canada for the additional information.