Black LilleBror clip-on shelf/desk/spot lamp 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 clip-on shelf/desk/spot lamp 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 29cm (11.5 inches) and a diameter of 11cm (4.25 inches), the lamp is compact in size and highly versatile. Its black 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 has a strong clip that allows it to be easily attached to a shelf, table or desk and unclipped at a moment's notice when it's needed elsewhere. It also has an eyelet which allows it to be hung from a hook or nail on the wall, either for storage or in use. 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 clip, allowing the light beam to be shone in more or less any direction. We currently have four of these black clip-on LilleBror lamps available, offered individually. All come with their original 2.5 metre cable and integrated European-style two-pin plug and are in very good condition with minimal signs of previous use.