Olaf The Viking Table Lamp
Materials: Black plastic feet, arms and nose. Orange hair. White/opal acrylic tube. Chromed plastic shield and helmet. Chromed metal (iron) spear. Vanilla white wings. Bakelite socket.
Height: 18,5 cm / 7.28”
Width: 14,5 cm / 5.70”
Tube: ∅ 8 cm / 3.14”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used, a small one is preferred. The same bulb used in a refrigerator or oven. For this setup a tubular one was used.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: OTF (Old Timer Ferrari).
Manufacturer: Old Timer Ferrari, Verona, Italy.
Other versions: The Olaf the viking table lamp was produced in several varieties over the years.
Old Timer Ferrari
The O.T.F. company no longer exists. They mainly produced lamps for children’s rooms. Among others several different lamps of 1900 – 1920s oldtimers and their famous toucan lamp, as you can see below. They are also on display here on Vintageinfo.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni.
VLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno.