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Oluce 1950s Tripod Desk Lamp

Materials: Black painted metal rods base. Adjustable yellow-ochre conical perforated aluminium lampshade. Brass joint. Some brass and metal parts. Brass B22 socket.

Height: 28 cm / 11.02”

Lampshade: ∅ 8,5 x 12,5 cm / 3.34 x 4.92”

Base: 20 x 20 cm / 7.87 x 7.87”

Electricity: 1 bulb B22, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s, 1960s.

Designer: Angelo Ostuni.

Manufacturer: Oluce, Via Brescia, 2, 20097, San Donato Milan, Italy.

Other versions: This Oluce 1950s tripod desk lamp exists in several colours. Several lamps with the same lampshade were made. Made with an E14 and a B22 socket.

Several O-Luce lamps with this lampshade were also sold in France by Dek-A-Lux, DWEK, the company of Albert Dwek. In Switzerland they were sold by Lenzlinger + Schaerer.

Angelo Ostuni

Angelo Ostuni, born in Trieste, Italy in 1904 was an Italian designer and the elder brother of Giuseppe. Together, they designed many lamps for O-Luce. The Ostuni family moved to Milan in 1919 where Angelo studied at the Technical Institute and the Feltrinelli Institute of Milan. Over the years he designed the most versatile interior projects, furniture and lighting. Angelo passed away in 1981.

Oluce – O-Luce

The Oluce or O-Luce company was founded in 1945 by Giuseppe Ostuni (1907-1994), Angelo‘s younger brother (1904-1981). It is the oldest Italian design company in the illumination sector still in operation today. The company received numerous awards over the years.

Designers that worked for the company, are among others: Angelo Ostuni, Renato Forti, Antonello Vincenti, Achille, Livio and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Franco Buzzi, Joe and Gianni Colombo, Marco Zanuso, Tito Agnoli, Angeletti & Ruzza, Antonia Astori & Nicola De Ponti, Bruno Gecchelin, Stefano Casciani, Francesco Rota, Paolo Caliari, Victor Vasilev, Ferdi Giardini, Vico Magistretti and many others.

The complete Oluce history can be found on their website.