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Peculiar Machine Desk Lamp

Materials: Grey powder coated iron. 2 stainless steel caps. Clear acrylic base and tube. 3 chromed screws. Porcelain G2-socket.

Height: 31 cm / 12.20”

Width: 31 cm / 12.20”

Base: 25 x 25 cm / 9.84” x 9.84”

Electricity: 1 bulb G2, 1 x 20 watt maximum, 220 volt.
Any type of G2 halogen light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. 

Period: 2000s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: It is unknown if this peculiar machine desk lamp was made in other versions or colours.

Unfortunately this lamp has no label. Perhaps it is a one off made lamp, by an artist or someone at high school. Very good and solid made and finely finished.

The transformer 220 volt to 11,5 volt was produced by the Belgian company EREA Energy Engineering BVBA from Wijnegem in August 2003. This one is model EREATRONIC 60i/AD. The date is printed in the middle of the label: 08/03.

In all probability this lamp was made in Belgium.

VLM Components

The switch of this desk lamp is made by the Italian VLM Components company in the 1990s/2000s. It is a design by Achille Castigilioni from 1968VLM Components is located in Buccinasco, near Milan. The company is famous for the switches they produced that are designed by Achille Castigilioni. This switch is model 450. It was made after 1993; it has the European CE markings.

Links (external links open in a new window)

EREA Transformers website

CE marking on Wikipedia

Vintageinfo:

VLM Components switches

Peculiar Machine Desk Lamp - VLM Components switch 450, designed by Achille Castigilioni in 1968.

Peculiar Machine Desk Lamp - Erea, Ereatronic 60i/AD transformer

Many thanks to Sander from EREA for the enlightening explanation.