Rubber Frog Table Lamp
Materials: Green transparent rubber or some elastic plastic pressed grains. White painted eyes. Metal clamp. Bakelite socket.
Height: 14,7 cm / 5.78”
Width: 19,5 cm / 7.67”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 25 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a small one is preferred.
Period: 1990s, 2000s
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This rubber frog table lamp exists in some varieties, also with a spring, as you can see below.
This frog or toad lamp was acquired in 1997 in a design shop in Antwerp, Belgium. It was ending business and there was a sale. There is no label present.
It seems that IKEA also sold this lamp in the 2000s. Other lamps were also produced in the same materials. Hearts, several different animals and so on.
The website www.frogcompany.com sold this lamp for a long time, but the company no longer exist. It was sold as Crackle frog lamp W-EJ6063.
IKEA, formerly known by its full initials, Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, is a multinational group, headquartered in Delft, The Netherlands. The company wast founded in Älmhult, Sweden in 1943 by then-17-year-old Ingvar Kamprad (30 March 1926 – 27 January 2018)
The first real shop in Sweden opened in 1958. In 1963 and 1969 the first shops opened in Norway and Denmark. In 1973 Switserland, Germany and Japan. Other countries followed rapidly. In the Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg) the first shops started business in 1978 (Sliedrecht, The Netherlands) and in 1984 in Zaventem and Ternat (Belgium).