Dijkstra Aladdin Pendant Lamp
Materials: Brown plastic top. Light brown plastic lampshade with a white layer of plastic on the inside. Dimmer on top, Bakelite socket.
Cord: This one has an adjustable rise & fall mechanism (40-140 cm / 15.74-55.11″). It can be easily adjusted in height by pulling the metal bar underneath/inside the lamp.
Height: 37 cm / 14.56”
Width: ∅ 41 cm / 16.14”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Dijkstra Lampen B.V., Cruquius, The Netherlands.
This lamp has an Italian rise & fall mechanism made by the Rolly company and has no date on it. So it must be from the late 1970s because older mechanisms all have a date stamp. This pendant lamp has a dimmer built in on top of the lampshade. The sticker Aladdin is still present.
Made in the style of the Italian Harvey Guzzini lamps from that period, but the plastic is thinner and made different. The brown is another type of brown and gives a different light as we can see for example by the Bud, Flash, Clan or Brumbry.
Dijkstra Lampen B.V.
The Dijkstra company was founded in 1922 by Fokke Dijkstra in the small town Cruquius in the North-Holland province near Haarlem, not so for away from Amsterdam.
In 2011 Dijkstra had to sell the company, and it was taken over by Hala lighting, another one of the most oldest Dutch lamp factories. In 2013 Fokke Dijkstra (junior) was in a position to buy back the company his grandfather started. “Making lamps is in our genes” thus Fokke Dijkstra jr.
Today Dijkstra Lampen B.V. once again is a family business, producing custom light solutions, which complement the environmental architecture.
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