Large Grey Desk Lamp with Brass Details by LBL, Germany, 1950s

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Material Mixed Technic
Style Mid-Century
Room Bedroom
Period 20th Century
Item type Antiques & Vintage
Dimensions H 41 cm x W 45 cm x D 43 cm
Product Code ‌KCMM091


A simple but striking desk lamp with large saucer-shaped shade, manufactured by LBL of Germany. Dated 1958. The shade is French grey (green-grey) on the outside, and white inside, and the angle can be adjusted through the joint on the lamp-holder. Unusual to see a lamp of this style in such a large size (approximately 43cm). Overall the lamp is in good condition and, due to the size and design of the shade, it gives good task lighting for your office, studio or living space. The shade has kept a good shape, with minimal signs of movement. There are minor signs of wear as one might expect. The brass parts have a nice patina, which could be polished if required, and the lamp is labelled to the underside. The wiring of this piece will need to be replaced, and we advise this is done in the country of install to ensure it meets your local requirements. Image 5 is included for illustration. We recommend the use of a low-heat bulb to protect the fixture for the future. Dimensions: Height 41cm x width 45cm (when shade is horizontal as in the main picture) Depth 43cm (equivalent to the diameter of the shade). The shade can be removed for transit (this may affect shipping costs, please drop us a note to follow up). LBL (short for VEB Leuchtenbau Leipzig) emerged from the Kandem business which was associated with the Bauhaus in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Designers who worked with the company included Marianne Brandt who worked with Christian Dell at the Bauhaus metal-working department.

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