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

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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