Scandinavian Aluminum Pendant Lamp
Materials: Gold coloured anodized aluminium witch hat style double lampshade, painted white on the inside. Brass bar, plastic. Bakelite socket.
Cord: This one has an adjustable rise & fall mechanism (40 to 140 cm / 15.74 to 55.11 “), and can be easily adjusted in height by pulling the bar underneath.
Height: 27 cm / 10.62”
Width: ∅ 45 cm / 17.71”
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: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Lyskaer Belysning, Denmark. (attributed)
Other companies such as Nordisk Solar and many others, made similar lamps.
The rise & fall mechanism of this pendant or hanging lamp is made by the Italian Rolly company and has no date on it. This tells us that it’s been made in the late 1970s or later. Because the older mechanism’s all have a date stamp.
In the late 1970s Fog & Mørup merged with Lyfa, two other leading Danish lighting producers. A few years later Lyfa-Fog & Mørup was taken over by Lyskær. The name changed in Lyskaer-Lyfa.
Lyskaer-Lyfa produced lights until 1991, when it was incorporated into Horn Belysning A/S of Aalstrup, which was itself taken over in 2005 by Nordlux of Ålborg and at a large extent dismantled.