Veneta Lumi 1990s Desk Lamp
Materials: Blue painted round & flat metal (iron) base. Yellow rod. Adjustable red rod. Some black & green plastic parts. Green conical aluminium lampshade, painted white inside. Bakelite E27 socket.
Lampshade: ∅ 9 cm / 3.54”
Height: 57 cm / 22.44” – adjustable
Base: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Veneta Lumi, Italy.
Other versions: This Veneta Lumi desk lamp exists in several colours and some varieties. Made with other plastic parts. Also another, more angular lampshade exists. The base was used for several other lamps. A floor lamp also exists.
This Veneta Lumi desk lamp is the most well known lamp of the company. It is the successor of model Z1-90 from the late 1980s. Only the plastic parts are different. It was sold by many companies, among others Massive. Many other lamps by Veneta Lumi were sold by other companies.
The name Veneta Lumi says it all: lights made in the Veneto region in the north of Italy. The capital and the largest city is Venice.
Not much is found about the Veneta Lumi company. It was active from the late seventies until the nineties. They produced many lamps in the at the eighties very popular Memphis style, made famous by Ettore Sottsass. In the beginning the name was Nuova Veneta Lumi. Nuova = new. It became Veneta Lumi in the eighties. They also used the name Laguna Light in the nineties, also referring to Venice.
Veneta Lumi also sold lighting produced by other companies such as Massive from Belgium and Fisher Leuchten from Germany.
All the electric parts are made by VLM Components. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. 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 and Segno.
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Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.