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SIS Black Metal Desk Lamp

Materials: Black painted aluminium round base with a built-in switch. Cast-iron counterweight inside the base. 2 chromed rectangular brass rods and parts. Black painted aluminium round mushroom lampshade. Metal E27 socket.

Height: 42 cm / 16.5”

Lampshade: ∅ 33 cm / 13”

Base: ∅ 20 cm / 7.87”

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: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Karl Lang.

Manufacturer: SIS-Licht Gebr. Lang GmbH & Co., Schweinfurt, Germany.

Other versions: This SIS black metal desk lamp exists at least also in white. This desk lamp is model 811.70.


SIS LICHT – Light Solutions was founded in 1924 by Erich Lang and his dad Karl Lang senior. They started a metal industry factory, that had it’s focus on lighting right from the start. The name SIS stands for Sirius Schweinfurt. Today, they are producing a wide range of industrial lighting. The company is led by Stefan Lang, the fourth generation to run the family business.

Schweinfurt is a small town with a population of some 53.000 inhabitants (2017) in the northwest of Bavaria on the right bank of the Main River. Schweinfurt is known for its metal industry. Schweinfurt is one of the fastest growing cities in Germany and one of the most dynamic cities in Europe in terms of development opportunities.

SIS Black Metal Desk Lamp – Model 810 – 1966 Catalogue Picture

SIS Black Metal Desk Lamp - Model 810 - 1966 Catalogue Picture

Many thanks to Hans from Ztijl Design for the beautiful pictures, Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the research and Stefan Lang from the SIS LICHT – Light Solutions company for the helping hand and identification. Also many thanks to Claes for the catalogue picture and the help.