RIMSA Model 10 grey
Model 10 has been in production almost unchanged since 1964. The only change that has been made is that the original one-piece aluminium light head has been replaced by a two-component version with a reflector made of pressed sheet steel and glass fiber-reinforced nylon. With table base, wall mount, clamp base or screw-on base plate. In black, white or grey.
Light arm length 1.08 m.
Projection max. 1.2 m.
Lamp head Ø 186 mm.
Weight 1.65 kg.
Porcelain socket E27, max. 60 W.
The basic type of this balanced-arm lamp from the early 20th century was originally intended as a long-reach, steerable and precisely adjustable workplace lamp. The towering design, with its specifically designated joints and heavy top, poses some considerable technical challenges: neatly working joints that reliably maintain a chosen position, allow corrections to be made and balance the effects of gravity for long periods of time by means of springs that do not fatigue or wear out. Since the 1980s, caricatures of such a workstation light have been pushed into the market at rock-bottom prices. There have been more recent attempts to salvage the by now completely botched design, but some of them have been extremely expensive. We offer the Italian original, which is still produced today by RIMSA, an Italian manufacturer that builds for us “new originals” of its balanced-arm lamps from 1946 and 1964. The lamp head can be swiveled generously thanks to a patented steel articulated socket at the upper end of the arm, which has been in production since 1946. The light cone can be easily and continuously fixed at almost any angle to illuminate the desired location with centimeter precision. Please order the lamp in the colour of your choice, along with a suitable mount.
You can find our detailed description of rimsal lights here.