Umberto Riva E63 or Ruspa table lamp by Bieffeplast, 1960s

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***This table lamp by Umberto Riva is unfortunately sold, but in our shop we have another E63 or Ruspa on offer that may interest you. Please contact us if you are looking for a specific model that you don’t see displayed in our shop. We may have it in our collection or we could try to source it for you.***

The E63 (or also known as Robot or Ruspa) lamp was designed by Umberto Riva in 1963 for a competition and taken into production as of 1969 by different manufacturers (Bieffeplast and Fontana Arte).

This incomparable and unique model with adjustable shade somehow makes one think of a robot. The lamp is normally used as a table lamp but because of the construction at the back of the lamp it can also be employed as a wall lamp.

The condition of the lamp is very good, with only a minor bit of discoloration inside the shade due to heat of a bulb (not visible from the outside!).

The lamp comes with a carefully selected light bulb to prevent potential future damage.

The lamp has been described in the Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000 by Giuliana Gramigna on Page 167 (1969).

Attribution

  • Designer:
    Umberto Riva
  • Manufacturer:
    Bieffeplast
  • Model / Name:
    E63 – Robot or Ruspa
  • Design period:
    1963
  • Year of production:
    1969
  • Country:
    Italy
  • Reference:
    Giuliana Gramigna - Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-1980 - Umberto Allemandi & C. - 2003 - Page 167

Character

  • Materials:
    Molded Plastic (Abs) & Metal
  • Condition:
    Very good vintage condition
  • Colour:
    Cream
  • Height:
    40 cm / 16 inch
  • Width:
    18 cm / 8 inch
  • Depth:
    30 cm / 12 inch

Shipping

  • Weight:
    1 kg / 3 lb
  • Ships from:
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Product code:
    1816056