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Nickel-plated Modernist Table Lamp

Materials: Nickel-plated square metal base. Saturn style middle part. Geometric appearance. Bakelite socket. Round orange fabric lampshade with 3 gold coloured aluminium rims.

Total Height: 46 cm / 18.11”

Width Lampshade: ∅ 20 cm / 7.87”

Height: 28 cm / 11.02”

Base: 10,3 x 10,3 cm / 4.05 x 4.05”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 socket can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s, 1970s –  Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

This lamp has some similarities with table lamps designed by the Italian designer and producer Vit Kellj, but it is not.

All the electric parts are made in the mid 1960s by the famous VLM Components company from Buccinasco, a small village near Milan.

In all probability this table lamp is electroplated with nickel. Chrome plating is different, brighter. Nickel-plated metal is darker. Chrome is a much harder metal and is more resistant to scratches. 

Nickel-plated Modernist Table Lamp geometric square base Saturn round lampshade 1960s 1970s MCM

Nickel-plated Modernist Table Lamp geometric square base Saturn round lampshade 1960s 1970s MCM