Stainless Steel Table Lamps
Materials: Brushed turned, twisted, swirling stainless steel, polished on the inside. Nickel-plated metal sockets.
Height: 27,7 cm / 10.90”
Width: ∅ 7 cm / 2.75”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For this setup small clear bulbs were used. The same bulbs as used in an oven or refrigerator.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designers: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: It is unknown if these stainless steel table lamps were made in several versions. Maybe a bigger size was produced.
No label, only “Nr 1000 H” pressed on the bottom of the sockets. In all probability it is the type of socket and it got nothing to do with this lamps.
Lamps like these were made by companies such as Uginox from France, Gallery Oxar, also from France. Reggiani Spa Illuminazione from Italy, Polam from Poland and several others.
Uginox, the name says it all, produced furniture and lamps all made of stainless steel or inox. Designers that worked for Uginox/Kappa were, among others Joelle Ferlande, Maria Pergay, Patrice Maffei and François Monnet.
Reggiani produced several lamps in this style.
Stainless steel lamps like these were among others designed by Robert Sonneman (USA), Louis Durot (France), Henri Mathieu (France), Michel Boyer (France). Stilnovo produced the Spinnaker lamp designed by Corsini and Wiskemann in 1968.
The most famous European designer and maker of metal lamps is Max Sauze. His lamps are all made of aluminium.
Stainless steel, also known as inox from the French inoxydable, is a steel alloy.