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Raak Wall Lamp

 

Condition: In perfect condition.

Materials: Opal glass, Bakelite, porcelain socket, aluminium reflector.

Height:  30 cm – 64.96”

Width: 24 cm – 9.84”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, preferably a white/opaque light bulb.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Raak Amsterdam.

Other versions: W-1875 – 60 Watt, W-1890 – 75 Watt, W-1894 – 100 Watt.

This Raak wall light has two numbers, in the 1970s it was P-1412 later it became W-1890.

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.

This light has some similarities with the Artemide Mania & Grande Mania, designed by Vico Magistretti, wall lights made of Makrolon, a polycarbonate or thermoplastic polymer. You can find it over here in the Artemide catalogue of 1973 or the Artemide catalogue 1976 on Vintageinfo.

Text in Dutch from the original catalogue 12 from 1982

Een opaalglazen witte halve bol die suggereert uit twee kwart bollen te zijn opgebouwd, want ‘het hoedje’ heeft een grotere doorsnede. Voor binnen en
buiten.
W -1875.0000
Opaalglas en kunststof wandplaat
Sprong 17 cm, hoogte 24.5 cm. breedte 30 cm. Lamp tot 60 W.

Translated text

An opal glass white hemisphere which suggested that it is made up of two half-shells, because ‘the hat’ has a larger cross-section. For indoor and
outside.

W -1875.0000

Opal Glass and plastic wall plate
Thick 17 cm, height 24.5 cm. width 30 cm. Lamp 60 W.

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