White Eyeball Table Lamp
Materials: White painted iron half round base. Chromed metal curved slat. White painted iron globe/eyeball lampshade with a chrome ring. Aluminium reflector. Bakelite socket.
Height: 19 cm / 7.48”
Eyeball: ∅ 12 cm / 4.72”
Base: ∅ 9 cm / 3.54”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 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: Elma, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Other versions: This white eyeball table lamp was made in many colours. Also made with a plastic bottom plate.
These lamps are often attributed to Gepo, Anvia or Herda, 3 light producers from the Netherlands. However, these lamps were never made or sold by these companies. They were a big success in The Netherlands and Belgium (Benelux) in the 1970s. Sometimes you find it as a lamp made by Hustadt Leuchten from Germany.
These lamps were also sold by Falca. Falca sold lamps produced by Elma and Alumicor from France. Falca was an Italian re-seller. Sometimes you find a lamp with Falca pressed on the bottom plate.
Table lamps like this one appear in a 1970s catalogue as lights made by Elma.
Elma is a Yugoslavian electrical device company. They produced electrical household appliances and lamps from a high quality and design. Elma is located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Today they produce transformers and relays. The ELMA TT company is consist of 4 companies based in Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Serbia.
All the electric parts are made by VLM Components from Italy. VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.