Old Timer Ferrari Toucan Table Lamp
Materials: Yellow, green and red plastic bird. Foldable lampshade. Bakelite E14 socket.
Total height: 23 cm / 9.05”
Width lampshade: 18 cm / 7.08”
Width base: 12 cm / 4.72”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 25 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a small one is preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Enea Ferrari in 1970.
Manufacturer: Old Timer Ferrari, Montorio Veronese, Verona, Italy.
Other versions: This Old Timer Ferrari Toucan table lamp, some say parrot lamp, exists in several colours and 3 sizes; this one is the normal, standard size. A bigger one (32 cm – 12.6”) was made, and a small one (12 cm – 4.7”) on batteries. They can be used as desk lamp, table lamp or bedside lamp.
Versions exist with a VLM Components switch from circa 1965 and versions with the Achille Castiglioni VLM Components switch. The Achille Castiglioni 475 switch went in production in 1968.
Versions exists without the OTF name pressed in it. That is because the lamp was produced for other companies.
Old Timer Ferrari
The Old Timer Ferarri company was founded in 1964 by Enea Ferrari. OTF produce several different lamps of 1900 – 1920s oldtimers, a Olaf the Viking lamp and this Toucan lamp. They are all on display here on Vintageinfo. All designed by Enea Ferrari.
In 1973 the name of the company changed in Linea Zero. The Toucan lamp name changed in Cocori. It stayed in production for a couple of years.
The most famous lamps by Linea Zero are the bobblehead lamps designed in the 70s and a series of Pink Panther lamps in 1984 and Snoopy table lamps. The British red phone box was designed in 1990 and the Biplane in 1993.
Beware: Never use a incandescence light bulb of more than 25 watts! The number of melted toucan lamps is uncountable.
Lamps in the movies!
A yellow version of an Old Timer Ferrari toucan table lamp was used as a prop in the famous Belgian comedy film Koko Flanel (1990). Starring Flemish comedian Urbanus (Urbain Servranckx), Bea Van Der Maat and Ann Petersen. Directed by Stijn Coninx.
A German Krups Solitair hair dryer from the 1970s also appears.
An Old Timer Ferrari Toucan table lamp appears in a 2019 commercial for the French home improvement and gardening retailer Leroy Merlin.