50s Erco Leuchten pendent lamp


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Erco Leuchten pendent light

This rare lamp from the 1950s was way ahead of its time. The materials, the design and the striking holes in the red shade make this lamp a striking appearance.
It also comes with the original ceiling cap.
In good vintage condition

Diameter - 45 cm. / 17.7 inch.
Height - 17 cm. / 6.7 inch.

Original ceramic E26 / E27 Edison screw-fitting for a 40 Watt light bulb.
We recommend a 8 watt. LED bulb.
Fully cleaned and equipped with a new electrical cord 165 cm. / 65 inch. long.

ERCO was founded in 1934 by Arnold Reininger (1907-2003), Karl Reeber and Paul Buschhaus in Lüdenscheid, Germany. The company name ERCO represents a phonetic abbreviation of the founding name “Reininghaus & Co.“

The company is still in family ownership. During the early years, ERCO produced parts for lamps. In particular a spring-supported retracting mechanism for hanging lights, as you can see with this pendant lamp.

In the 1930s the industrial production of complete luminaires was started. After the Second World War Arnold Reininger and Karl Reeber continued the company, co-founder Paul Buschhaus had died in the war.

Famous designers that worked for the ERCO company are Alois Ferdinand Gangkofner, Roger Tallon, Ettore Sottsass, Emilio Ambasz, Shiro Kuramata, Giancarlo Piretti, Dieter Witte, Yves Béhar, Knud Holscher, Franco Clivio, Naoto Fukasawa and many others.

The company was awarded many times thanks to these great artists and the vision of the ERCO company. ERCO received 88 iF Design Awards.

Your order will always be packaged with great care.
If items can be shipped combined, the overpaid shipping costs will be refunded.

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