50’s – 70’s Lamps and Lighting

Floris Fiedeldij Tivoli floor lamp for Artimeta, 1956.

Today I’ve been looking at some lighting and lamp inspiration, Serge Mouille was my last exploration into the field but today we’re going to look at a variety of different designers thanks to the Mid Mod Design shop who always impress with their variety of objects. For a few months now I’ve been intrigued by different lighting fixtures and their form, it’s quite incredible the amount of different ways you can go with it in my opinion. Plus it’s such an understated object of the household, no one barely ever notices a lamp or a light, it just hides away serving it’s function so well!

So obviously with all this inspiration it’s going to be near on impossible to pick out an absolute favourite, but I’ve got a few in particular that specifically drew me to this final selection. First up, and probably one that’s at the top of the list, is the floor lamp designed by H.Fillekes for Artiforte from 1954-1958 (fourth picture from the top). It’s quite a rare lamp that was only product for a short period of time, they were all hand assembled one by one and featured a tripod foot connected to a balance arm using a round shape magnet. The magnet means that it can be used in a number of different positions, basically it’s incredibly versatile and for it’s age it looks absolutely stunning. Not just in terms of the quality but the aesthetics as well, timeless to say the least.

Another few favourites that I’ll point out include the first edition floor lamp designed by Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen made in 1958 and the Floris Fiedeldij Tivoli floor lamp for Artimeta made in 1956. The Arne Jacobsen one comes in a light grey colour and is still in production to this day (shows how relevant it still is), but this specific one is an original which adds extra interest. Overall I think we have some cracking lighting here and it will definitely add to your inspiration of forms/structure, this stuff reminds me of architecture in a lot of ways but just smaller and more compact. Have a scroll below, more can be seen on the Mid Mod Design website.

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Floris Fiedeldij Tivoli floor lamp for Artimeta in Mid Mod showroom.
Paolo Rizzatto Arteluce Mod 265, 1973. Made in Italy.
Fillekes Magneto floor lamp for Artiforte, 1956.
Floor lamp designed by HThA Busquet for Hala, Zeist 1955.
Paolo Rizzatto Arteluce Mod 265, 1973. Adjustable and can be used in a variety of positions once mounted.
A floor lamp designed by Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce, Italy 1953.
Rare first edition floor lamp designed by Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen in 1958.
An up-close shot of the Floris Fiedeldij Tivoli floor lamp for Artimeta, base and handle.
Detail shot of the lamp head designed by HThA Busquet for Hala, Zeist 1955.
Fillekes Magneto floor lamp for Artiforte, 1956. Front shot with light on.
Detail shot of the lamp shades designed by Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce, 1953.