Table lamp with spun aluminium mushroom shade over a tulip base.
Redolent of designs by Stilnovo, Guzzini or Sonneman, this is a simple piece, nicely made and a little heavier than its style suggests. The light from the bulb emerges above and below the shade, with a small diffuser in place to prevent glare from above. Probably European, mid-20th century and very space-age in style.
The piece is in very good condition. There are a few light scratches where the shade meets the base and light spin lines on the straight part of the body. The body and outer shade have been refinished to match the original soft white, and the lamp is newly rewired with black twisted flex; original bakelite switch is in place on the body (clockwise for on, anti-clockwise for off), and the lamp takes a single large screw-fitting bulb. The metal shade simply pushes over the frame.
Dimensions: H: 40cm x Dia 24cm at base