VeArt Globe Table Lamp
Materials: Round brown painted metal base with air-holes. Brass plated metal ring on top. Huge opal frosted hand blown Murano glass globe lampshade with brown and powder gold spots. Some metal parts and screws. White painted Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 47 cm / 18.50”
Globe: 44,5 cm / 17.51”
Base: ∅ 18 cm / 7.08”
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: Giorgio de Ferrari in 1975.
Manufacturer: VeArt, VE-ART, Via Moglianese, 30037, Scorzè, Venice, Italy.
Other versions: This VeArt globe table lamp exists in several other forms. The most well known is a cube with a handle. Also a bell jar form and several others were made. Even animal lamps exists. They were all made with this brown and gold spotted design or completely in opal frosted glass. Sometimes these lamps are named dalmatian spots lamps.
Giorgio de Ferrari
Giorgio de Ferrari, born 1931, is an Italian designer and architect. Among others, he designed furniture for Elco and several lamps for Stilnovo and VeArt. He was also teacher at the Politecnico di Torino, the Polytechnic University of Turin.
VeArt, first written as Ve-Art was founded in 1965 by Sergio Biliotti and Ludovico Diaz de Santillana. Ludovico Diaz de Santillana was born in Rome in 1931. He graduated in architecture in Venice and he started teaching at the university. He married Anna Venini, the daughter of Paolo, the founder of the Venini glass company.
Ludovico Diaz de Santillana became the artistic director of Venini in 1985, after Paolo‘s death. He died in 1989.
The VeArt company produced artistic glass and lighting. Mario Ticco was artistic director for a while. In the early 90s the brand was acquired by Artemide. The Artemide company used the brand’s name for a couple of years.
Designers that worked for VeArt are, among others: Tobia Scarpa, Renato Toso, Noti Massari, Toni Zuccheri, Paolo Zanotta, Ernesto Gismondi, Orni Halloween, Umberto Riva, Alfredo Giuseppe Righetto, Lino Tagliapietra, Roberto Freno, Luciano Bartolini, Luisa Calvi, Giorgio de Ferrari.
The wiring, plug, switch and socket are Italian and they are made by VLM Components from Buccinasco near Milan in the seventies. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni. You can find them over here.
VLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno.