Originally sold as an industrial work light, now a beautiful desk lamp.
Built in the 1950’s by W.R.Terry in Melbourne Australia, this lamp has a cast steel base, steel arms and a bakelite shade and switch.
The Terence Conran designed ‘Mac-Lamp’ was first exhibited at the 1951 ‘Festival of Britain’ and then put into production for Habitat stores through the 1950’s to 1970’s. The design remained unchanged over those years other than the original wooden arms being changed to ‘wood grained’ plastic. The shade is spun aluminium and the base is a plastic cover over cast steel.
Scandinavian designed and manufactured in Australia, the Oslo Lighting company was a prolific desk and floor lamp maker in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
1970’s chrome eyeball lamp by Australian manufacturer ‘Oslo Lighting’. This lamp was also available as a twin beam floor lamp with tulip base.
Converted from a 1950’s heat lamp to a standard bayonet bulb. Red anodised aluminium shade and cast steel base. Manufactured by ‘Both Equipment’ in Adelaide, Australia.
1950’s physiotherapy heat lamp converted to a desk lamp. The blue bakelite knobs are the eye-catchers here!
A 1950’s photo studio flood lamp. Use either as studio lighting or floor lamp home/retail/wharehouse.
A 1950’s heat lamp made in Australia. Designed as a 300W heat lamp, but now converted to a desk/table lamp with a 25W energy saver light bulb.
Produced in 1984 by the Danish company Scan-Globe this is about as good as the modern globe lamp gets – teak base with a mix of three allen head set screws and three dovetail joints.
This elegant desk lamp by the Danish Lyfa company was manufactured c1939 in the style of the Poul Henningsen lamps of the same era. Lyfa was originally called Kobenhavns Lampe and by the 1950’s had become world leaders in design.