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Tripod Wool Table Lamp


Materials: Black painted metal frame (iron). Ochre and brown-green wool wrapped around the iron frame to create the conical lampshade. Black plastic wrapped around the iron rods. 3 white caps. Bakelite E27 socket.

Height: 43,5 cm / 17.12”

Width: 18 cm / 7.08”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid century modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: This tripod wool table lamp is in all probability a DIY homemade lamp. Maybe it was sold as a do it yourself packet or made during a course of a youth movement.

Nothing to be found about this lamp, unfortunately. It is possible that the lampshade was made of a different material wrapped around the frame. The wool of this table lamp is made of two colours, ochre and some ochre-brown-green.

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VLM Components

The switch, socket and plug of this table lamp were made by VLM Components from Italy in the 1950’s, early 1960’s.

VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near MilanItalyVLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands RelcoLeuciRelco LightingVLM Components and SegnoThe switch on this table lamp is model 450; the small model of the famous switch designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968

Tripod Wool Table Lamp conical lampshade DIY 1960s 1970s ocher brown E27 socket MCM

Links (external links open in a new window)

Wool – Wikipedia

Tripod – Wikipedia


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