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Raak Globe (2000) Floor Lamp 

 

Condition: In perfect condition.

Materials: Crystal gray-violet (brown smoked) glass, aluminium reflector and lampholder, chromed metal adjustable rod, cast iron base, Bakelite socket.

Height: Adjustable: 125 – 165 cm  – 49.21” – 64.96”

Width: 25 cm – 9.84”

Width foot: 35 cm – 13.77”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, a silver crown / for this setup a silver bowl/cup light bulb is used.

Period: 1950s, 1960s and 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Frank Ligtelijn (1933-1996).

Manufacturer: Raak, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Other versions: Table lamps, pendant lights, chandeliers, wall lamps. Two types of glass: Gray violet/brown or bright natural glass.

These lights were designed in the late 1950s by Frank Ligtelijn, he was a jewelry designer. They where a big success and were produced for many years.

The name of the lamp is Globe, in the catalogue 11 from 1978 it was named 2000.

An example of a jewel (tiara) made by Frank Ligtelijn can be found in the museum of Arnhem online. (link opens in a new window)

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 1970’s which combined glass & metals for a sophisticated futuristic style.

Raak Globe Floor Lamp – Catalogue 5 – 1962

Raak Globe Floor Lamp - Catalogue 5 - 1962

Raak Globe Floor Lamp – Catalogue 8 – 1968

Raak Globe Floor Lamp - Catalogue 8 - 1968

Frank Ligtelijn at work as a jeweler

Frank Ligtelijn - Ellecom - Edelsmid ontwerper - Catalogue 8 - 1968 - at work as a jeweler

Raak Globe Floor Lamp Catalogue 11 – 1978

Raak Globe Floor Lamp Catalogue 11 - 1978

Used as a prop in the 2008 movie L’Instinct de Mort – Public Enemy Number One (Part 1). The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

L'instinct De Mort (2008) Raak Globe Floor Light

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Text in Dutch from the catalogue

Een globe vol licht die kan wentelen langs zijn evenaar en al zijn meridianen.

Werpt een krachtige lichtbundel op plafond of wand en zorgt zo voor indirecte verlichting, Of schijnt rechtstreeks op boek en tijdschrift. De bijzonder fraaie voet en de gevoelige vatting van de glasbol verraden de hand van de edelsmid uit het Raak-team.

D-2000 – Globe – een transparante glasbol op een mat verchroomd, verstelbaar statief (van 125 tot 165 cm). In de bol een metalen reflector voor lamp tot 75W. Geschikt voor directe en indirecte verlichting; bol grijsviolet  of helder natuurglas.

Translated text

A globe full of light that can walk along its equator and all its meridians.

Sheds a powerful light on the ceiling or wall and thus ensures indirect lighting, or shines directly on book and magazine. The splendid foot and sensitive perception of the glass bulb betray the hand of the goldsmith from the Raak team.

D-2000 Globe – a transparent glass globe on a chrome-plated, adjustable stand (from 125 to 165 cm). In the sphere a metal reflector lamp to 75Watt. Suitable for direct and indirect lighting; globe Gray violet or bright natural glass.

 

Raak 2000 Floor Lamp – Catalogue 9 – 1972

Raak 2000 Floor Lamp - Catalogue 9 - 1972

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Raak Tropic - Catalogue 9 -1972

Raak Tropic - Catalogue 9 -1972

Raak Globe Wall Lights – catalogue  11 – 1978

Raak Globe Wall Lights - catalogue 11 - 1978

Raak Globe Wall Lights – Catalogue 12 – 1982

Raak Globe Wall Lights - Catalogue 12 - 1982

 Pricing for the Globe floor lamp in 1962 (catalogue 5) in Dutch guilder, 115,- = +- 60 euro/dollar now.

Raak Globe 2000 - pricing 1962 - Catalogue 5