1950s Panama Style Floor Lamp
Materials: Round dark grey metallic painted iron with iron-reinforced base, no cast iron. Chrome ornamental ring on the base. White painted iron rod. Chrome rod. Round dark grey metallic iron witch hat lampshade with perforated elongated slots, painted white inside. Chrome conical ornamental nut on top. Bakelite E27 socket.
Lampshade: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”
Max Height: 173 cm / 68.11”
Chrome Rod: 81 cm / 31.88”
White Rod: 102 cm / 40.15”
Base: ∅ 26 cm / 10.23”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Van Doorn Verlichting B.V., Bellweg 10, 4104 BJ Culemborg, The Netherlands.
Other versions: This 1950s Panama style floor lamp exists in several colours. The base was used for several other floor lamps.
This witch hat floor lamp is made in the style of the famous Panama lamps designed by the Dutch Wim Rietveld in the 1950s. They were produced by Gispen, and not by ANVIA. This floor lamp is often attributed to ANVIA, but it is not.
Van Doorn Verlichting B.V. is a lighting company from Culemborg, The Netherlands founded in 1937. The first years the company produced decorative lighting fixtures, chandeliers, table lamps and desk lamps.
In 1955 the family business moved into a, then ultramodern, building with an eye for the well-being of the people, with large windows from floor to roof ensuring a clear working climate.
Today Van Doorn is an innovative and creative all-rounder. Technology, experience, innovation and creativity are the core values that characterize the company.
The electric parts of this floor lamp were made by Acciarri, an Italian company. Acciarri is an Italian family name, mostly found on the east coast of the country. Nothing to be found about this company, it must be long gone. Acciarri also produced switches and other electric parts.