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Maurice M. Grothausen

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Raak Lichtsculptuur (Light Sculpture) Table or Floor lamp

 

Condition: In good condition.

Materials: Anodized aluminum, porcelain sockets.

Height: 35 cm – 13.77”

Width: 30 cm – 11.81”

Electricity: 4 bulbs E27 fitting, max 4 x 60 watt – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, preferably clear small light bulbs. 

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Maurice M. Grothausen (1925 – 2016).

Manufacturer: Raak Amsterdam, Holland.

Other versions: Different tubes and also made in copper coloured aluminium. The tubes can be exchanged among each other in endless combinations.

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.

Dutch text from the Raak catalogue 8:

De architect Maurice Grothausen is de geestelijke vader van deze lichtsculptuur. Een lamp niet in de eerste plaats bedoeld om licht te geven, maar een lamp als ‘verlicht voorwerp’ in het interieur. Een lamp die de hand van de architect verraadt, de interesse van de beeldhouwer en de blik van de graficus.
D-2079 hoogte 35 cm, breedte 30 cm, 4 lampen 40-60W.
Het geheel in mat-glanzend aluminium.

Translated text from Raak no 8 catalogue from 1968:

The architect Maurice Grothausen is the spiritual father of this light sculpture. A lamp not intended in the first place to give light, but a light bulb as illuminated object’ in the interior. A lamp holding the hand of the architect betrays the interest of the sculptor and the look of the
graphic artist.

D-2079 height 35 cm, width 30 cm, 4 lamps 40-60W.
All in mattpolished aluminum.

Raak Lichtsculptuur Table or Floor Lamp - D-2079