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Willy Rizzo Table Lamp

Materials: Polished brass square tubes, chromed brass square tubes. 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: Made 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 BD Lumica, but they are all labeled and have a different, mostly double socket, as you can see below on the right. 

These two table lamps have no label. You find these 2 lamps online and it is always said they were made by Studio Willy Rizzo.

A floor lamp in this style can be found on Willy Rizzo’s website. Produced by Lumica. But are all the others you find online also a design by Willy Rizzo? To be continued…

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

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 lighting. 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.

Willy Rizzo Table Lamp polished brass chrome Lumica 1970s 1980s MCM bottom base

Lumica Willy Rizzo Brass Chrome Table Lamp 1970s 1980s MCM Real

Willy Rizzo Table Lamps polished brass chrome Lumica 1970s 1980s MCM