Vintage Info

Chromed Globes Chandelier

 

Materials: Chromed metal, white painted metal, white painted wood (in the middle of the chandelier, Bakelite sockets.

Total Height (with rod): 58 cm / 22.83”

Height: 26 cm / 10.23”

Width: 56 cm / 22.04”

Electricity: 5 bulbs E27, 5 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. Maybe a spot bulb is a good idea.

Period: 1960s – 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Massive Lighting, Kontich and Wommelgem, Belgium.

Massive Lighting

Massive Lighting was in origin a bronze foundry and they produced mainly candlesticks, crucifixes and chandeliers in Wilrijk near Antwerp, Belgium. The company was founded in 1926 by Pieter-Jozef De Jaeck. His son Eddy De Jaeck was responsible for the huge expansion of the company in the 1970s. But it were his sons, Piet and Jan De Jaeck who made Massive a true multinational. Thus, they moved production to Eastern Europe and China.

In the 1980s Massive Lighting became the leading brand in Europe. In 2002, the brothers left the company to the investment fund CVC Capital Partners, for allegedly more than 250 million euros. 
Since 2008 the company is owned by Philips and the name of the shops is changed into Light Gallery.

When the takeover by Philips was announced in November 2006 Massive commercialized more than 10.000 lighting products under brand names such as MassiveTRIO and Lirio. The group had about 5.000 employees worldwide and was active in 70 countries.

Other versions: Also made in orange (instead of white parts). Exists with 3, 5 and 8 globes.

These lights are often sold as chandeliers from Raak, Amsterdam, but they are not, off course. These lights are not described in any catalogue of the Raak company and Raak lights always have a label since the 1960s. Sometimes a label disappears, but not always.

Chromed Globes Chandelier

Chromed Globes Chandelier

Chromed Globes Chandelier

Chromed Globes Chandelier