Rare Matinelli Luce 'Ruspa' Table Lamp In White, White Painted Cast Metal, Double Bulb Lamp, Mid-Century Modern


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We have extremely rare Martinelli-Luce "Ruspa" table lamp in white c. 1970's. This model of lamp was designed by Gae Aulenti for Martinelli in 1968 and features a robust futuristic design in lacquered cast metal. The lamp features a dual rotating globe shaped head that allows each side to turn up and down to change for direct and indirect lighting.

This lamp is fully functional and ready to use. Of particular note on this piece is the very unique and truly MCM design and function. A fixture like this would make a discerning addition to any home decor collection.

**This listing contains photographs of the actual item you will receive. Please look closely at the pictures as they are part of the product description. Every piece is cleaned, examined, and described to the best of our ability, and we encourage you to reach out with any questions.**


We are not experts in the assessment or evaluation of electrical devices. We determined the condition of this piece to be fully functional based on the electrical operation when this lamp was plugged in and the on/off switch engaged. The switch operates properly, engaging the lamp on and off as it should when plugged in. We can not guarantee continued operation or functionality of this unit because of its age. At present, it is fully operational and therefore we are selling it as such. BULBS INCLUDED - Uses standard incandescent bulbs pictured.


This lamp is in great shape overall. The white painted glossy finish of the lamp body itself displays scratching, scuffs and minor chips. The base and wiring are fully intact and stable. There is minor scuffing and gentle wear from age present in general on this piece. The original cord is intact and displays no signs of rips, tears or fraying. We provided a mild cleaning of this piece, however, due to its age a more thorough cleaning is recommended to remove all traces of remaining dust and debris. The original switch marked: "TICINO - MADE IN ITALY - INTERRUTTORE - 10A - 250V" remains intact and fully functional. The original plug at the end of the cord was replaced with a Chinese made, two prong, American type plug. Please look over all photos carefully and ask any questions that you may have. What you see pictured here is what you will be receiving.

Dimensions (approximate):

- Height: 20.5" inches

- Width: 13" inches

- Length: 11" inches

- Lamp Weight: 25.2lbs

- Cord Length: 80.5" inches


We use a private freight shipping company (uShip) to ship all of our large items, furniture and artwork. As a result, we ask that the buyer please be patient and allow up to a 30 day handling time for certain shipments. We will periodically provide status updates for the buyer, however, some pieces require longer processing times than others depending on multiple factors with the shipment company including but not limited to: weather, packaging time, transportation delays and natural disasters. This is just a precautionary notice. Most shipments are processed in a relatively accommodating timeframe.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 weeks

Customs and import taxes

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Do you do returns?

We do accept returns within 30 days of delivery however we do charge either a 10% or $35 restocking fee, whichever is lower.

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