Vitrika Amber Glass Wall Lamp
Materials: Brass frame and parts. White painted metal lid on the back. Brass screws and parts. Half round curved embossed amber glass lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 14 cm / 5.51”
Width: 19 cm / 7.48”
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: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Vitrika, Gørløse, Denmark.
Other versions: This Vitrika amber glass wall lamp exists in a few variations. The Vitrika company produced several lamps in this style. Many lamps were produced with amber glass.
Vitrika was founded in 1948 by a designer, a salesman, and a craftsman. The name comes from the Danish words “vi tre kan” (we three can). They had their own very unique style and mostly made their lights out of metal; brass alloy or copper and glass, and always of outstanding quality.
Vitrika kept producing lamps until 1996 when they re-located the company to Gørløse, also in Denmark and changed their name into Junge & Vitrika.
Today they are a wholesale business in light bulbs and electric parts for lamps such as transformers, switches and fuses, and they go by the name JV Lighting. They still produce some lighting: light fixtures and wall lamps for office and warehouse and magnifying glass table lamps.
Their official name is still Junge & Vitrika though.
Many thanks to Dave for the beautiful pictures and the enthusiasm.