Plastic Balls Peony Table Lamp
Materials: Round white/vanilla coloured acrylic or PVC base with 4 stacked globes. 5 small chrome rings in between the balls, below and on top. Big round fabric lampshade decorated with red peony flowers and green leaves. Black Bakelite E27 socket.
Total Height: 91 cm / 35.82”
Height: 55 cm / 21.65”
Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”
Base: ∅ 21,5 cm / 8.46”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This plastic balls peony table lamp was probably also made with other lampshades. Possibly also made in a smaller version.
No label or markings are present on this lamp, unfortunately. Never seen another one before. Many lamps were made with peony lampshades in the 60s and 70s. It has always been a popular flower. Do you have an idea? Please use the contact form and make this website more complete. Your help is much appreciated.
All the electric parts of this lamp were made in the 60s and 70s by VLM Components from Buccinasco, near Milan in Italy. The company is famous for the switches designed by Achille Castiglioni.
VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.
PVC or polyvinyl chloride is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.