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Violet Acrylic Stilux Desk Lamp

Materials: Round white Carrara marble base with a built-in switch. Two adjustable brass rods, joints, disc, parts and ornamental nut. 2 ornamental brass screws. Clear purple, violet mushroom lampshade. Some metal parts. White acrylic diffuser inside. E27 lamp socket.

Height: 56 cm / 22.04” – adjustable

Lampshade: ∅ 51 cm / 20.07”

Base: ∅ 18 cm / 7.08”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Stilux, Milan, Italy.

Other versions: This violet acrylic Stilux desk lamp exists in several colours and some variations. It was also made with a metal base.


Little info can be found about the Stilux lighting company, unfortunately. The Stilux company no longer exists.

A Stilux company in Milan exists, but it’s got nothing to do with lighting: “Stilux is a company that deals with professional printing and paper converting solutions for communication”.

There was also a Sti-lux company that made lamps in the 1990s, but that firm also no longer exists.

Do you have more info about the Stilux company? Please let us know through the contact form and help improve the websites exactitude.

Lamps in  the movies

A green version of this violet acrylic Stilux desk lamp was used as a prop in the 1970 British comedy film All The Way Up. Starring Warren MitchellPat Heywood and Kenneth Cranham.

Violet acrylic Stilux desk lamp prop 1970 film All The Way Up

Many thanks to Giovanni Taddeucci for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm. You can find his Aenigma Design Gallery website over here.