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Romolo Lanciani Tender Table Lamp

Materials: Frosted opal glass. Chromed metal (iron) curved handle. White painted metal (iron) round base. Bakelite socket.

Height: 28 cm / 11.02”

Width: ∅ 15 cm / 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, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Romolo Lanciani.

Manufacturer: Tronconi, Milan, Italy.

Other versions: This Romolo Lanciani Tender table lamp exists in several colours. The handle was at least made in blue, red, black and gold.

Tronconi

Tronconi was a company owned by Enrico Tronconi. One of the most well-known lamps of Enrico Tronconi is the Bamboo floor lamp he designed for the famous Vistosi company from Murano, Italy in the seventies.

Romolo Lanciani is an Italian industrial designer. He designed lamps for Pioluci, Leucos and several other companies.

VLM Components

The wiring, switch and socket are Italian and they are made by VLM Components from Buccinasco near Milan. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni. You can find them over here. This Romolo Lanciani Tender table lamp is equipped with a black model 450 switch designed by Castiglioni.

VLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands RelcoLeuciRelco LightingVLM and Segno.

Legrand

The plug is a seventies plug made by the French company Legrand.

The Belgian company Massive produced a similar lamp in the eighties. You can find it over here.

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Romolo Lanciani - Tender Table Lamp - Tronconi Red Handle

Romolo Lanciani - Tender Table Lamp - Tronconi - Black Handle

Achille Castiglioni VLM switch 450

Achille Castiglioni VLM Components switch model 450

Legrand 1970s plug

Legrand France 1970s Plug