100 Romanian Design Objects
Desk Lamp
Category: Furniture and lighting
Production period: 1977
Produced at: “Electroargeș”, Curtea de Argeș
Materials: metal, plastic components
“Electroargeș” was founded in 1971 and began its actual activity in 1973. The factory was the symbol of Romanian economy until the Revolution, with thousands of employees and a wide range of products. A great deal of its production consisted in vacuum cleaners, and other home appliances: hairdryers, mixers, coffee grinders, fans. The factory is active today but most of the appliances are sold to the German brand “Kaercher”, which sells vacuum cleaners manufactured at Curtea de Argeş under its own brand.
In addition to many household objects, “Electroargeș” also produced lighting fixtures. The lamp model produced in the 1990s is of large size, with a white metallic lampshade, with simple, rudimentary and industrial shapes. It is one of the few models of Romanian office lamps at that time, because the market was already flooded with import objects.
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Photo: Cristian Vasile