Veca 1960s Chrome & Green Glass Chandelier
Materials: Green curved glass parts. Curved chromed metal (iron) slats and other chrome parts. Chrome chain and canopy. 6 Bakelite sockets.
Chain Length: 60 cm / 23.62”
Total Height: 67 cm / 26.37”
Height: 38 cm / 14.96”
Width: ∅ 50 cm / 19.68”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 5 bulbs E14, 5 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but small E14-bulbs are preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Veca, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: Veca produced many lamps such as this Veca 1960s chrome & green glass chandelier.
Many companies with the name Veca exist in Italy. Veca is a common surname in the north of Italy and also on Sicily. But about the lamp factory is no information to be found.
Veca produced many chandeliers and other lamps in this style, all in the 1960s and 1970s. Also mirrors with this glass lighting were produced.
It reminiscence to the FontanaArte and Cristal Art lamps, but they are different. Typical is the use of green and/or blue coloured glass. Often attributed to FontanaArte. They produced many lamps with green-blue coloured glass. Most of them were designed by Max Ingrand or Pietro Chiesa.
Comparable lamps were made by the Italian company Lupi. They were labelled Lupi Cristal Luxor. Lupi made several lamps in the Veca style.
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.