Off-white L-11 Desk Lamp by Jac Jacobsen for Luxo, 1950s-60s
Imported by Thousand And One Lamps with their sticker still on the underside of the base, this is the Norwegian-made Luxo L-11 desk or wall lamp which was designed by Jac Jacobsen in the late 1950s. It’s one of the most distinctive lamps from the time and could be argued to be a design classic. It’s main features are the oversized power button on the circular base, a fixed arm which has a thicker lower section, in a dark grey colour, and a diminutive and elegantly shaped shade which is freely adjustable.
This one is in an off-white colour, a very light grey with a hint of mushroom and it’s a good example. There is some minor wear to the shade and some minor losses to the arm, but otherwise it’s in good condition and working. The lamp can be used both on a desk or table top or wall mounted, with the latter bringing that large button and fixed arm into their own.
The lamp has a base with a diameter of approximately 14cm and a depth of 4cm whilst the lamp itself has a total height of approximately 33cm (with the shade positioned parallel to the lower part of the arm). The lampbolder takes a standard bayonet style bulb.