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Night Fly Wall Lamp

Materials: Bakelite, brass parts, ribbed translucent lampshades in acrylic (Plexiglas – poly(methyl methacrylate)). Galvanized iron parts, metal sockets.

Height: 37 cm / 14.56”

Width: 32 cm / 12.59”

Depth: 10 cm / 3.93”

Electricity: 2 bulbs B22d, 2 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred, but the smaller the better. 

Period: 1950s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

This wall light has no markings or whatsoever, but it is made in the style as wall lights they produced in Italy, France and Germany in the 1950s. It also has 2 B22d sockets as used in France at that time. Among other things the French companies Maison Lunel and Maison Arlus produced several lights in this material. In the 1950s many companies in Europe started to experiment with acrylic lights.

German designer, sculptor and graphic artist Hanns Hoffmann-Lederer (1899-1970) created several lights in this style in the 1950s for HL-Leuchten from Darmstadt, Germany. Also made in acrylic.

In Finland it was Yki Nummi who designed acrylic lights.

Night Fly Wall Lamp