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Stilux Rise & Fall Acrylic 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.

White version

Stilux Rise & Fall Acrylic Pendant Lamp - Stilux Milano label

Stilux Rise & Fall Acrylic Pendant Lamp - White version

Stilux pendant lamp with the same top

Stilux Rise & Fall Acrylic Pendant Lamp - Gold coloured anodized aluminium