Touch-Sensitive Romeo Rega Brass Table Lamp
Materials: Square brass base. Square brass tubes/rods. Round fabric lampshade. Gold painted Bakelite socket.
Total Height (with lampshade): 60 cm / 24.01”
Height: 51 cm / 20.07”
Width: 35,5 cm / 13.97”
Base: 15,8 x 15,8 cm / 6.22 x 6.22”
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: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Romeo Rega & C. s.r.l., Rome, Italy – attributed.
Other versions: This touch-sensitive Romeo Rega brass table lamp exists in several different versions. All made in this geometric skyscraper style.
This table lamp has a touch-sensitive switch build-in the base and is adjustable on the back with a screwdriver. At that time it was particularly innovative to use this type of electronics.
Romeo Rega was an Italian company active from 1970 until 1981. The trademark Romeo Rega was first used on New Years Eve 1969.
The Romeo Rega company worked with famous designers such as Willy Rizzo (1928 – 2013) & Gabriella Crespi (1922 – 2017) and produced furniture en lighting mainly in brass, stainless steel, glass and chrome.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Biography of Willy Rizzo on his website
Gabriella Crespi biography on her website
Another touch-sensitive Romeo Rega lamp