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Romeo Rega Brass Table Lamp

Materials: Brass, fabric lampshade. Bakelite 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, Italy – attributed.

The inner brass piece of this table lamp is movable in any direction. 

This table lamp has a touch-sensitive switch build-in the base and is adjustable on the back with a screwdriver. At that time it was particularly innovative to use this type of electronics.

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. 

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.


Links (external links open in a new window)

Willy Rizzo on Wikipedia

Biography of Willy Rizzo on his website

The Willy Rizzo website

Gabriella Crespi biography on her website

Gabriella Crespi website

The reproduction of this lamp on the Dragonette Ltd website

Dragonette Ltd website

Other Romeo Rega lamps on Vintageinfo

Another touch-sensitive Romeo Rega lamp on Vintageinfo

Romeo Rega Brass Table Lamp - back - dimmer

Romeo Rega Brass Table Lamp