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Osram Minispot

Lamp 1 – Osram Minispot 10 W 41401

Materials: Plastic, 220v – 6v transformer, magnet, iron parts, stainless steel.

Height: 16 cm / 6.29”

Width: 7 x 6 cm / 2.75 x 2.36”

Electricity: 1 halogen bulb Osram Halospot 48, 1 x 10 watt maximum 6 volt.

Period: 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer:  Dieter Witte (1937-2008).

Manufacturer: OSRAM Light AG, Marcel-Breuer-Street, 80807 Munich, Germany.

Dieter Witte went to school at the Kunstgewerbeschule Hannover (School of Applied Arts) in the German city Hanover. He has been working as a freelance lamp designer since 1966 for different industrial companies, including Osram, Erco and Staff. Many of his projects are design classics.

This lamp won the iF Design award in 1982.

Lamp 2 – Osram Minispot II – 20 W – model 41701 

 

Materials: Plastic, 220v – 12v transformer, white painted metal or stainless-steel, magnet, iron parts.

Height: 14,5 cm / 6.29”

Width: 6,5 x 6 cm / 5.70 x 2.36”

Electricity: 1 halogen bulb Osram Halospot 48, 1 x 20 watt maximum, 12 volt.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Osram design, the internal design team.

Manufacturer: OSRAM Light AG, Marcel-Breuer-Street, 80807 Munich, Germany.

This lamp is a model produced from the late 70s until the 1980s.

Lamp 3 – Osram Minispot II – 20 W – Model 41701 

 

Materials: Plastic, 220v – 12v transformer, white painted metal, magnet, iron parts.

Height: 14,5 cm / 6.29”

Width: 6,5 x 6 cm / 5.70 x 2.36”

Electricity: 1 halogen bulb Osram Halospot 48, 1 x 20 watt maximum, 12 volt.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Osram design, the internal design team, in 1972.

Manufacturer: OSRAM Light AG, Marcel-Breuer-Street, 80807 Munich, Germany.

This lamp won the iF Design award in 1972.

Lamp 4 – Osram Minispot – 20 W – Model 41601 

 

Materials: Plastic, 220v – 12v transformer, stainless steel, magnet, iron parts.

Height: 13,5 cm / 5.31”

Width: 7,5 x 7,5 cm / 2.95 x 2.95”

Electricity: 1 halogen bulb Osram Halospot 48, 1 x 20 watt maximum, 12 volt.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: OSRAM Light AG, Marcel-Breuer-Street, 80807 Munich, Germany.

All these lamps have a magnet to “glue” the light globe on to the base. It can be turned in every direction thanks to the coiled wire.

Fantastic lamps with many possibilities. Can be used as a floor lamp, a bedside lamp, a table lamp, a picture light and so on. These type of lamps were sold for more than 40 years. With some luck you can find a new one in the box in a shop.

Osram Minispot - Osram Minispot 10 W 41401 - 1982 - Dieter Witte

Osram Minispot - Osram Minispot model 41701 - 1972 - Osram Design

Osram Minispot - Osram Minispot II - Model 41701 - 1972 - Osram Design

Osram Minispot - Osram Minispot - Model 41601 - 1972