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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: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Prisma s.r.l, Italy.

Other versions: The Prisma ceramic table lamp exists at least in red and white. Possibly also made in some other versions. It is a very rare lamp.


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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The glazing of this Prisma ceramic table lamp is 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 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.

VLM Components

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 MilanItalyVLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands RelcoLeuciRelco LightingVLM Components and SegnoThe company is famous for the switches designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968

The switch and plug are made by an unknow, 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.