Chocolate brown LilleBror wall lamp/spotlight by Louis Poulsen of Denmark, 1970s
Dating from the mid 1970s (the vintage advert included above is from a November 1976 magazine), this sturdy LilleBror wall light/spotlight has the same tactile and chunky on/off button as Verner Panton's Panthella, and was produced by the same manufacturer – Louis Poulsen of Denmark. With an overall length of 21cm (8.25 inches) and a diameter of 11cm (4.25 inches), the lamp is compact in size and highly versatile. Its chocolate brown plastic body has a matte silk eggshell finish, and its silver-coloured reflector means that the illumination produced is considerably stronger than its maximum 40w bulb would suggest. The lamp is easily wall-mounted via two screw-holes on its mounting plate, which can be detatched during this procedure by removing a small clip that attaches it to the bracket. The lamp head can be rotated through 180 degrees in relation to the bracket, while the bracket itself can be rotated around some 300 degrees on the wall mount, allowing the light beam to be shone in more or less any direction. The LilleBror comes with its original 2.5 metre cable and integrated European-style two-pin plug and is in very good condition with minimal signs of previous use (see photos).