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Dijkstra Table Lamp


Materials: Mouth blown crystal incamiciato opaque glass, fabric lampshade with metal elements, Bakelite sockets with the switch built in.

Height: 60 cm / 23.62”

Width: 29 cm / 11.41”

Height base: 33 cm / 12.99”

Width base: ∅ 27 cm / 10.62”

Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 75 watt max – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. But a white bulb is preferred in the lower part. Translucent bulbs create stripes in the glass when lit.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Dijkstra Lampen B.V., Cruquius, The Netherlands.

Other versions: Unknown.

This light has a built in switch to use the two light bulbs separately or together.

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 once again is a family business, producing custom light solutions, which complement the environmental architecture.

Incamiciato: overlay lattimo glass (= milky looking glass) with a layer of transparent coloured glass.

Links (external links open in a new window)

Dijkstra Lampen BV

Cruquius on Wikipedia

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Dijkstra Table Lamp

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