Romeo Rega Brass Table Lamp
Materials: Rectangular brass base with a built-in dimmer, adjustable at the rear. Brass geometric sculptural square tubular sections revolving around a round tube in a “double C” form. Round brown fabric lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.
Total Height (with lampshade): 61 cm / 24.01”
Height: 47.5 cm / 18.70”
Width: 40 cm / 15.74”
Base: 23 x 15 cm / 9.05” x 5.90”
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: Romeo Rega & C. s.r.l., Rome, Italy – attributed.
Other versions: This Romeo Rega brass table lamp exists in some varieties.
The inner brass C-part of this table lamp is revolving in any direction.
This table lamp has a dimmer build-in the base and is adjustable on the rear with a screwdriver.
Romeo Rega was an Italian company active from 1970 until 1981. The trademark Romeo Rega was first used on New Years Eve 1969.
The Romeo Rega company worked with famous designers such as Willy Rizzo (1928 – 2013) & Gabriella Crespi (1922 – 2017) and produced furniture en lights mainly in brass, stainless steel, glass and chrome. Often said that this lamp is a design by Willy Rizzo.
Dragonette Ltd, an American company from Los Angeles, California made a reproduction of this table lamp in the late 1990s, but produced it in polished and brushed nickel and in a slightly different size with a white linen lampshade. Dragonette Ltd was founded by Patrick Dragonette in 1997.
The French Philippe Jean company also produced a similar lamp in the 1970s.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Biography of Willy Rizzo on his website
Gabriella Crespi biography on her website
The reproduction of this lamp on the Dragonette Ltd website
Touch-sensitive Romeo Rega lamp