1960s Copper Wrinkle Paint Pendant Lamp
Materials: UFO style lampshade made of copper and black painted copper, painted with wrinkle-paint. Painted white on the inside. Conical top with perforated elongated slots. Copper conical canopy. Some copper and brass parts. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’
Height: 33 cm / 12.99”
Width: ∅ 32 cm / 12.59”
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: Herda Verlichting BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Other versions: This 1960s copper wrinkle paint pendant lamp was made in some variations. It was also made with a conical wooden top and with a round plastic slats diffuser below. The canopy of this lamp was used for many other lamps by Herda.
Herda Verlichting BV (Herda Lighting company) was a owned by the Dutch “brothers Daniels” family and was located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Founded in 1946 by Henk en Rob Daniels (HeRDA). Declared bankrupt on June 24, 1997.
Herda had some top designers employed, including Willem van Oyen Sr. who is famous for the lamps he designed for the Raak Amsterdam company, also from The Netherlands.
This lamp has a socket from the Dutch company Corodex from Zandvoort, a small town in the Netherlands. Corodex was founded in the late 1930s. The company was acquired in 2009 by Hateha B.V.
Zandvoort is famous for the country’s most important automobile racing circuit, Circuit Park Zandvoort. From 1955 until 1985 it was a Formule 1 race track. In 2019 a contract was signed for new Formula 1 races starting in 2020.
Inside the lamp is a paper label present with 1136 printed on it. In all probability the model of the lamp.