1950s Van Doorn floor lamp
Label on the bottom: September 4, 1957
Many thanks to Hans from Ztijl Design for the help.
1950s Van Doorn Floor Lamp
Materials: Brass triangular base with iron and some plywood. Vanilla painted brass rod with a teak ornament or handle. Adjustable brass rod and joints on top. Aluminium yellow, sienna painted round conical lampshade. Painted with wrinkle paint. Conical teak wood and a conical brass ornamental nut on top of the lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 150 cm / 59” – adjustable
Width: 73 cm / 28.74”
Base: 30 cm triangular / 11.81”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27 fitting, 1 x 75 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 Van Doorn floor lamp was probably made in several colours. It exists also with a round base, as you can see below. The top rod of this lamp can only go up and down. You can’t adjust it otherwise.
When you see this lamp for sale somewhere, it is invariably sold as an Italian lamp made by Arteluce or Stilnovo. On the socket is written: made in Italy.
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.