Roger Tallon ERCO Pendant Lamp
Materials: Black painted gauze globe lampshade. Black painted metal ring. Black painted tube and reflector in aluminium. Chrome inside. Porcelain E27 socket.
Cord: 80 cm / 31.49”
Height: 24.6 cm / 9.68”
Width: ∅ 28 cm / 11.02”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Roger Tallon (1929-2011) – father of the industrial design.
Manufacturer: ERCO GmbH, Lüdenscheid, Germany.
Other versions: This Roger Tallon ERCO pendant lamp exists at least in 3 models: 2600, 2601 and 2602. Made with or without reflector and it is silver or bronze coloured inside.
These lamp series received an iF Design Award in 1977.
Designed in 1975 by the famous French industrial designer Roger Tallon, Born in Paris, 9 March 1929, died in Paris, 20 October 2011. He created a large amount of beautiful things, the most original watches for LIP, staircases, furniture and of course the TGV, “Train à Grande Vitesse”, the high-speed train for Europe.
Roger Tallon worked for many companies, among others: Caterpillar France, DuPont, Technés, General Electric, LIP, Air France, Bata, Peugeot, Fenwick, Kodak, Salomon Group, Fluocaril, Elf, Terraillon, ERCO and so on.
ERCO was founded in 1934 by Arnold Reininger (1907-2003), Karl Reeber and Paul Buschhaus in Lüdenscheid, Germany and is still in family ownership. The company name ERCO represents a phonetic abbreviation of the founding name “Reininghaus & Co.“.
During the early years, ERCO produced parts for lamps. In particular a spring-supported retracting mechanism for hanging lights, as you can see with this pendant lamp.
In the 1930s the industrial production of complete luminaires was started. After the Second World War Arnold Reininger and Karl Reeber continued the company, co-founder Paul Buschhaus had died in the war.
Famous designers that worked for the ERCO company are Alois Ferdinand Gangkofner, Roger Tallon, Ettore Sottsass, Emilio Ambasz, Shiro Kuramata, Giancarlo Piretti, Dieter Witte, Yves Béhar, Knud Holscher, Franco Clivio, Naoto Fukasawa and many others.
The company was awarded many times thanks to these great artists and the vision of the ERCO company. ERCO received 88 iF Design Awards.
Links (external links open in a new window)
ERCO – Wikipedia (in German)