Vintage Info

In the Raak catalogue 8 from 1968 these lights are numbered B-1410, B-1411 and B-1412. In catalogue 9 from 1972, these lights are numbered P-1410, P-1411, P-1412, because at that time they were ready for use in bathrooms and outdoor (IP-43 quality). The difference is a rubber ring in between the glass and the Bakelite lamp holder.

Raak Discus Ceiling Light Catalogue 8 - 1968

Raak Discus Ceiling Light Catalogue 8 - 1968

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Raak Discus Ceiling Light or Wall Light

 

Condition: In perfect condition.

Materials: Opal glass, Bakelite lamp holder, porcelain socket.

Height: 28 cm – 11.02”

Width: 17 cm – 6.69”

Electricity: 1 bulbs E27 fitting, max 60 watt – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 socket can be used.

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Raak Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Other versions: Made in 3 different sizes, only as a wall lamp and a ceiling light, never as a table lamp. This one is version P-1410. You can find this lamp on this website over here in the catalogue: Raak catalogue 9.

Published in the Raak catalogue 7 (1966) page 10, Raak catalogue 8 (1968) page 52, Raak catalogue 9 (1972) page 29 and Raak catalogue 11 (1978) pages 56, 57 and 97.

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.

Raak Discus Ceiling Light - P-1410 - label

Raak Discus Ceiling Light or Wall Light - Catalogue 9 - 1972

Raak Discus Ceiling Light Catalogue 8 - 1968

Raak Discus Ceiling Light or Wall Light - Catalogue 9 - 1972