Vademecum table lamp by Joe Colombo for Kartell, 1960s

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Red Vademecum (model 4034) table lamp designed by Joe Colombo in 1968 and manufactured by Kartell.

The Vademecum lamp consists of a plastic base and a stainless steel arm / shade. This part is adjustable and can even be completely folded. It is recommended to use LED light bulbs to prevent potential melting of the plastic base.

Bibliography: Joe Colombo. Inventing the future, Vitra Design Museum – La Triennale di Milano, 2005, p.198-199. Light – Lamps 1968-1973: New Italian Design, Fulvio and Napoleone Ferrari, photo 6, 2002.

Rare piece.

Attribution

  • Designer:
    Joe Colombo
  • Manufacturer:
    Kartell
  • Model / Name:
    Vademecum
  • Design period:
    1968
  • Country:
    Italy

Character

  • Materials:
    ABS and stainless steel
  • Condition:
    Very good vintage condition, with barely visible imperfections on the metal part
  • Colour:
    Red, Silver
  • Height:
    25 cm / 10 inch
  • Width:
    8 cm / 4 inch
  • Depth:
    18 cm / 8 inch

Shipping

  • Weight:
    0.7 kg / 2 lb
  • Ships from:
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Product code:
    1820526