Stilux Rise & Fall Acrylic Pendant Lamp
Materials: Big brown degrading light translucent acrylic globe. Aluminium rim and parts. Switch on top. Aluminium canopy. Bakelite socket.
Cord: This one has an adjustable rise & fall mechanism (40-140 cm / 15.74-55.11″). It can be easily adjusted in height by pulling the metal bar underneath.
Height: 35 cm / 13.77”
Width: ∅ 42 cm / 16.53”
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, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised, but to say the least, inspired by the Harvey Guzzini lamps who were very popular in that period.
Manufacturer: Stilux Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This Stilux rise & fall acrylic pendant lamp exists in numerous colours, styles and variations as you can see on a few examples on this page. Also wall lamps were produced.
This lamp is made around 1973. The rise and fall mechanism has a date stamp on it, and is made by the Italian Rolly company. Rolly was a manufacturer that produced rise & fall mechanisms for many light companies throughout Europe. The company no longer exists.
These pendant lamps always have a switch on top of the lampshade. Versions exists with gold coloured anodised aluminium.
The Stilux company no longer exists. A Stilux company is active in Milan, but it’s got nothing to do with lighting: “Stilux is a company that deals with professional printing and paper converting solutions for communication”. There was also a Sti-lux company that made lamps in the 1990s, but that also no longer exists.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.