Stilux Rise & Fall Pendant Lamp
Materials: Aluminium. Brown degrading light transparent acrylic. 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: Numerous colours and styles as you can see on a few examples on this page, even a wall light was produced.
This lamp is made in 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.
These pendant lamps always have a switch on top of the lampshade. Some versions have gold coloured anodized aluminium.
The Stilux company no longer exists. There is a Stilux company 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.
Stilux pendant lamp with the same top