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Fratelli Mannelli Travertine Table Lamp


Materials: Travertine base. Brass parts. Lampshade made of fabric, cane (reed) and gold coloured aluminium.

Total height: 50 cm / 19.68”

Width: 32 cm / 12.59”

Base: 15.5 x 12 cm / 6.10 x 4.72”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, here we used a white globe bulb. 

Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Fratelli Mannelli  – The brothers Mannelli.

Manufacturer:  Fratelli Mannelli for Signa, Florence, Italy.

Travertine, a form of limestone can be found in several places in Europe. In Italy it’s located in the heart of the Province of Siena, in the quaint little village of Rapolano Terme, and it is in this area that you will find a large source of travertine stone. It’s only 98 km (60 mi) from Florence.

The electricity of this lamp is made by the Italian VLM Components company, the switch and the plug are made by VLM. VLM is the company that produces the famous switches designed by Achille Castiglioni. More info about these switches can be found on here on Vintageinfo.


Links (external links open in a new window)

Travertine on Wikipedia

Florence on Wikipedia

Cane on Wikipedia

Achille Castiglioni VLM Switches on Vintageinfo

Italian Brass & Cane Table Lamp

Late 1970s, early 1980s VLM Plug

Fratelli Mannelli Travertine Table Lamp - VLM plug

VLM switch (back)

Fratelli Mannelli Travertine Table Lamp - VLM Switch

Fratelli Mannelli design for Marble Art, Marta (VT), Italy

Fratelli Mannelli Marble Art Marta Italy