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Varec Magnetic Table Lamp

Materials: Eclipse or eyeball style lamp made of an orange painted aluminium globe. Orange painted aluminium round base. White plastic screw and nut. Iron part. A magnet. Bakelite E14 socket.

Height: 16 cm / 6.29”

Width: ∅ 11,4 cm / 4.48”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14 , 1 x 25 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: Chiusure Magnetiche “Varec” srl, Milan, Italy.

Other versions: This Varec magnetic table lamp exists in several colours. Label inside the base.


The Varec company still exists and is specialised in the field of magnetic locks but they do not produce any lighting anymore. These table lamps are hard to find.

Links (external links open in a new window)

Varec website


Other magnetic lamps

Osram magnetic lamps

Eclips lamps

Many companies produced magnetic lamps in the 1970s. Below a few examples.

Reggiani magnetic table lamp

Reggiani Magnetic Table Lamp

Reggiani Magnetic Table Lamp

Reggiani Magnetic Table Lamp

One of the most famous magnetic lamps from 1962: Angelo Lelii – Contrast Mini Spotlight

Angelo Lelii - Contrast Mini Spotlight -1962