1950s Van Haute 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 Haute, Molenbeekstraat 79, Brussels, Belgium.
Other versions: This 1950s Van Haute 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.
VH or Van Haute is a lighting company from Brussels, Belgium. Van Haute had a factories in Brussels and in Aalst, some 25 km / 15 mi from each other. The company no longer exists. It probably ended business in the 70s. The old building of the company in Aalst still remains.
In the 1950s Van Haute mainly produced lighting with fluorescence tubes, as you can see in the 1954 publicity.
Van Haute produced many lamps in the style of others. For instance, the pendant lamp, here in blue and green with a circular fluorescence light bulb is almost always sold as a Louis Kalff design for Philips. The slits are reminiscent of a Louis Kalff design for Philips, hence the confusion.
The electric parts of this 1950s Van Haute 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.
Similar floor lamp with a round base