Prisma Ceramic Table Lamp
Materials: Rectangular & flat base. Curved red glazed arc lampshade. 2 metal slat clamp springs inside for the socket. Some metal parts. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 42 cm / 16.53”
Length: 48 cm / 18.89”
Width: 19 cm / 7.50”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Ivo Sedazzari.
Manufacturer: Prisma s.r.l, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: The Prisma ceramic table lamp exists at least in red, blue, black and white. The name of this lamp is Delfino (Dolphin).
This lamp is labelled Prisma s.r.l. – Made In Italy. No information can be found about the company. Many companies use the name Prisma in Italy. Prisma Illuminazione, Prisma Archtectural Lighting. Another Prisma s.r.l. is an IT company, and so on.
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In all probability the ceramics of this lamp was made by the Parravicini company. Ivo Sedazzari designed several items for the company.
The glazing of this table lamp is also very similar with the glazing of the famous Italian ceramics company Gabbianelli. This lamp is reminiscent of the Longobarda (Lombard) lamp Marcello Cuneo designed in 1966.
Several other companies produced similar colourful ceramics. The Italian Sicart company is a fine example. Especially the Pino Spagnolo designs are reminiscent. Also SC3, the firm that produced the Philips Venezia lamp, you can find it over here.
The socket of this table lamp was made by VLM Components in the 70s. VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno. The company is famous for the switches designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.
The switch and plug are made by an unknown, probably also Italian company.
Many thanks to Frank from nullviernull raum+kommunikation for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm. You can find his shop over here on Ebay.
Many thanks to Stefano for the help!