WILA 1960s Table Lamp
Materials: Round chromed metal (iron) base and rod. White and orange acrylic round lampshade, pagoda style. Some black plastic parts. Black Bakelite sockets.
Lampshade: ∅ 42 cm / 16.53”
Height: 70 cm / 27.55”
Base: ∅ 17 cm / 6.69”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 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: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: WILA Leuchten, WILA Lichttechnik GmbH, Niedereimerfeld 29, 59823 Arnsberg, Germany.
Other versions: This WILA 1960s table lamp was probably made in several colours. Many other lamps were produced with the same chrome base.
The WILA company was founded in 1857 in Iserlohn, Germany by Wilhelm von Hagen. In the beginning they produced brass sheet rosettes. In 1932, the lighting fixture production began. 6 years later in 1938, WILA was already on the 4th place in German lighting fixture production. The company received 12 iF design Awards from 1970 until 2014.
WILA Leuchten GmbH went bankrupt in 2004. A year later, in 2005, WILA Lichttechnik GmbH bought the WILA brand and reorganised in 2013. Since February 2016, WILA Lichttechnik GmbH is part of NordeonGroup BV., from Utrecht in the Netherlands. Today they are located in Arnsberg, some 30 km from Iserlohn.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.
Many thanks to Frederico of etiketfurniture for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.