Vintage Chrome and Black Targetti Sankey Gooseneck Desk Lamp, made in Italy


A super cool looking chrome and black gooseneck desk lamp, believed to be made in Italy by Targetti Sankey and dating we think from the 1970s. With its contrasting chrome and black design and ball shaped shade with distinctively shaped “venting” it’s a definite eye catcher, whether switched on or not. It is also built with impressive quality and attention to detail. For example, instead of a standard rubber or plastic gooseneck tube, this lamp has a rubberised section to the neck which is then enclosed within a spring-like coil of metal, making what would otherwise simply be a functional aspect of the lanmp into an interesting feature. It points also to a high attention to the design and manufacture of the lamp.

The lamp does have a defect – there’s a dent to the shade, an almost flat spot where it has had an impact of some kind – and although it is a shame, it does not detract too much from the look of the lamp and is not in an immediately obvious location. The high reflectivity of the chrome shape also helps to distract. The base is composed of a black enamelled cast metal with a plastic underside and has a white, solid feeling swtich.
Otherwise, the lamp is in good condition, with only minor signs of age and wear.  It measures approximately 48cm (19 in.) in height with the gooseneck fully extended, of which 18cm (7 in.) is the rubberised gooseneck portion. The base has an approximate diameter of 15cm (6 in.) and a depth of 3.5cm (1½ in.). The ball shade has an opening of 11cm (4¼ in.) and an overall diameter of approximately 14cm (5½ in.).  It takes a standard bayonet bulb ftting.

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