Vest Leuchten Dynamic Pendant Lamp – Publicity Photo
Many thanks to Lluís from Eclectique Vintage for the photos and the enthusiasm.
Many thanks to Peter from BG Galleries for the George Kovacs catalogue picture. You can find his shop over here.
Vest Leuchten Dynamic Pendant Lamp
Materials: 12 white enamelled metal (iron) rings, slats round lampshade. Some metal parts and screws. Round white frosted acrylic diffuser. White painted Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62”
Height: 25 cm / 9.84”
Width: ∅ 46 cm / 18.11”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Wilhelm Vest.
Manufacturers: Vest Leuchten, Vest GmbH Nfg. KG, Piaristengasse 21, A-1080 Vienna, Austria.
Other versions: This Vest Leuchten Dynamic pendant lamp exists in several colours, sizes and variations.
The Vest Leuchten company was founded in 1953 in Vienna, Austria. They produce luminaires and lighting systems in small batches. Vest is also a retailer with a showroom in Vienna.
Vest sells lighting produced by FLOS, Luce Plan, Antares, Artemide, Jielde, ERCO, Lumina and many others.
Some designers that worked for the company: Christain Ploderer, Christian Steiner, Wilhelm Vest.
In Germany these pendant lamps were sold by Sompex GmbH & Co. The company is well known for the lamps they produced that were designed by Paul Secon. They also sold Rotaflex lamps. In the USA these lamps were sold by George Kovacs.
In 1969 the Dynamic pendant lamp received an iF Design Award for the models W 1655/1 (white) and W 1656/3 (orange).
Wilhelm Vest designed several lamps for Vest. An umbrella pendant lamp 1699 Spring received an iF Design Award in 1976.
Vest Leuchten Dynamic Pendant Lamp – 1972 George Kovacs, USA, Catalogue Picture
Links (all external links open in a new window)
The Vest Dynamic pendant lamp W 1655/1 on the iF Design Awards website
The Vest Dynamic pendant lamp W 1656/3 on the iF Design Awards website
1699 Spring pendant lamp on the iF Design Awards website