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Solken-Leuchten Opal Globes Table Lamp

Materials: Round chrome base. 3 chrome rods, tubes and parts. 3 opal white glass sphere lampshades. Metal E14 sockets.

Height: 65 cm / 25.59”

Globes: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”

Base:  20 cm / 7.87”

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: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Sölken-Leuchten, Arnsberg, Germany.

Other versions: This Solken-Leuchten opal globes table lamp exists in many varieties. Also made in brass with smoked glass globes. Often used as a floor lamp. Several other can be found on the Vintageinfo website.


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.