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FMCL00004

Raak Ceiling Light B-1069

 

Condition: In excellent condition.

Materials: Metal (iron and aluminium) ceiling piece and opaque/white glass, Bakelite socket.

Height: 31 cm – 12.20”

Width: 32 cm – 12.59”

Width base: 9 cm – 3.54”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27 – 1 x 100 watt max – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E14 screw base can be used, preferably a white/opaque bulb.

Period: 1950s – 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Raak Amsterdam, Holland.

Other versions: Different glass forms.

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.

Text in Dutch from the Raak 5 catalogue

Plafondarmaturen in opaal zijdemat glas.

“B-1069/ZM hoogte 31 cm. Breed 32 cm. Voor lamp 75/100W. Met zwart metalen steel. Dekt doos volledig af. 23,50 gulden.”

English

Ceiling fixtures in opal silk mat glass

B-1069/ZM height 31 cm. 32 cm wide. For bulb 75/100W. With black metal handle. Covers box completely. 23.50 guilders. “

Raak Opaque Ceiling Light B-1069 - Catalogue 5 - 1962