Willy Rizzo Table Lamp
Materials: Polished brass, chromed brass, fabric lamp shade, Bakelite socket.
Height: 72 cm / 28.34”
Width: 26 cm / 10.23”
Base: 15 x 21 cm / 5.90” x 8.26”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s,1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: After a design by Willy Rizzo (1928 – 2013).
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: Also made in a smaller version (34 cm / 13.38” high), picture below. Many versions were made by Lumica, but they are all labeled and have a different design than these ones. These two table lamps have no label.
A floor lamp in this style can be found on Willy Rizzo’s website. Produced by Lumica.
The wiring, plug, switch and socket are Italian and they are made by VLM Components from Buccinasco near Milan in the late 1970s, early 1980s.
Willy Rizzo (22 October 1928) was an Italian photographer and designer. He was born in Naples, Italy, and after he moved to France in the 1930s, his passion for photography began very early from the age of twelve, in the Italian college in Paris.
Willy Rizzo designed and produced furniture and lights. He opened boutiques across France and Europe and had points of sale in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. In 1978, Rizzo gave it all up to return to photography, his first love. He died 25 February 2013 at the age of 84.