Erco Leuchten Pendent Lamp
Erco Leuchten Pendent Light
Design by Alois Ferdinand Gangkofner.
Made in Germany in the 70's.
This light is in very good vintage condition.
Diameter - 37 cm / 14.6 inch.
Height - 30 cm. / 11,8 inch.
Edison screw-fitting E27 for a 75 Watt light bulb.
Fully cleaned and equipped with a new white electrical cord, 125 cm. / 49 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.