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Sölken-Leuchten table lamp 3 glass globes brass VLM Components plug switch 1960s, 1970s MCM Mid-Century Modern

Sölken-Leuchten table lamp 3 glass globes brass rods Germany gold 1960s, 1970s MCM Mid-Century Modern label

Solken-Leuchten Gold Globes Table Lamp

Materials: Round & flat brass base. Brass rods, tubes, ornamental nuts and parts. 3 gold coloured glass globe lampshades. 3 metal E14 sockets.

Height: 70 cm / 27.55”

Globes: ∅ 16 cm / 6.29”

Width: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”

Base:  18 cm / 7.08”

Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Sölken-Leuchten, Arnsberg, Germany.

Other versions: This Sölken-Leuchten gold globes table lamp was made in several varieties and was also made in chrome. this lamp is model V1604/3 and it was made in the 70s. These lamps are often used as a floor lamp. Several similar lamps made by Sölken-Leuchten can be found in the links below.


Josef Sölken GmbH & Co. KG Leuchtenfabrik was founded in January 1950 as a family business. Over the years they produced and sold many lamps. Many of them were also sold by Massive from Belgium. The company Sölken was declared bankrupt in 2001, it had been in trouble for some time.

The Briloner lighting company owned by the Hustadt family has taken over the high-voltage system and in the low-cost Soelken systems compatible systems. The rest of the company was acquired by S-Leuchten Verwaltungs GmbH, also from Arnsberg. Today Sölken-Leuchten is owned by Stefan Schrader from Lichtservice Schrader in Hamburg.

VLM Components

The wiring, plug, switch and socket are Italian and they are made by VLM Components from Buccinasco near Milan in the 70s. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni. You can find them over here.

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