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Text from the catalogue in Dutch for the Raak B-1044 pendant light – Catalogue 8 – 1968

B-1044 Ø 35 cm, hoogte 18 cm, lamp tot 100 W, bij voorkeur helder.

“Een bal van kristal in een schaal van metaal
een schaal van metaal rond een bal van kristal.
En de schaal zilverblank of koperkleur
en het kristal voornaam als kristal.”

Een lamp voor heel verfijnde interieurs.
Metaal naar keuze: warmglanzende koperkleur òf blank lichtmetaal.

Translated text from the catalogue – Raak B-1044 pendant light – Catalogue 8 – 1968

B-1044 Ø 35 cm, height 18 cm, lamp up to 100 W, preferably clear.

A ball of crystal in a scale of metal
a scale of metal around a ball of crystal.
And the scale is silver white or copper colour
and the crystal grand as crystal. “

A lamp for very refined interiors.
Metal of choice: warm shiny copper colour or blank light metal.

Raak Ceiling Light

 

Condition: In perfect condition.

Materials: crystal glass, aluminum.

Height: 11 cm – 4.33”

Width: 35 cm – 13.77”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27 – 1 x 100 watt max – 110/220 volt.
Any type of lamp can be used, preferable a clear bulb. 

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Raak Amsterdam, Holland.

Other versions: Made in copper colored aluminum and aluminum, also usable as wall lamp.

The Dutch company “Raak Amsterdam” was founded in 1954 by C.O. Lockhorn, a previous employee of Philips Lighting Eindhoven. Raak, which means “to hit” in Dutch, implies design which precisely “hits the nail on the head”. Raak Lighting is best known for their organic modern design of the 1970s which combined glass & metals for a sophisticated futuristic style.

This lamp was made for a short while, it only appears in the Raak catalogue 8 from 1968. In the catalogue 9 (1972) it’s not mentioned.

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Raak B-1043 – Ceiling Light – Catalogue 8 – 1968

Raak Catalogue 8 - 1968 - page 85

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Translated text 

B-1043 height 11 cm, ø 35 cm, lamp up to 100 Watt, preferable clear. Metal of choice: copper coloured or blank anodized light metal.  

Raak B-1044 – Pendant Light – Catalogue 8 – 1968

Raak B-1044 Pendant Light - Catalogue 8 - 1968