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Swedish Rise & Fall Pendant Lamp

Materials: UFO style pendant lamp with incamiciato white/opaque/opal crystal glass. Metal (iron) lid on top, painted with green/grey metallic paint. Rolly rise & fall mechanism, metal socket.

Cord: This one has an adjustable rise & fall mechanism (40 – 140 cm / 15.74 – 55.11 “), and can be easily adjusted in height by pulling the brass bar underneath.

Height: 25 cm / 9.84”

Width: ∅ 36 cm / 14.17”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 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: To be appraised.

The socket in this pendant lamp is made by the Swedish company BNL, today SAB-nordic.

The rise & fall mechanism is made by the Italian Rolly company. At that time it was the biggest producer in Europe for this kind of mechanisms. It’s dated 1974, in all probability this lamp is from that date or maximum a short while later.

Incamiciato: overlay lattimo glass (= milky looking glass) with a layer of transparent glass.

Maybe this rise & fall pendant lamp it is by the hand of the French – Finnish designer Li Helo. She designed a similar lamp for the Dutch Company Raak in 1968. But this is just a guess. Li Helo was a “disciple” and good friend of the Finnish Maija Liisa Komulainen, who designed many beautiful lamps.

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Rise & Fall Swedish Pendant Lamp opaque opal glass UFO green/gray metallic painted on top 1960s 1970s MCM Rolly

Rise & Fall Swedish Pendant Lamp opaque opal glass UFO green/gray metallic painted on top 1960s 1970s MCM Rolly

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