1960s Rectangular Wall Lamp
Materials: White painted metal wall mount. Brown painted metal (iron), perforated with half circles lampshade. 2 chrome ornamental screws. Bakelite E14 socket.
Width: 20 cm / 7.87” (without screws, with screws 21,5 cm – 8.46”)
Distance wall closed: 5,5 cm / 2.16”
Distance wall opened: 11 cm / 4.33”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Hamalux, Germany or Denmark, Lyskær, Denmark.
Other versions: This 1960s rectangular wall lamp exists in a few colours.
These wall lamps were also sold by the Danish Lyskær. It is stamped in the metal with the LB logo, as you can see. These blue ones have a different ornamental adjustment screw and it is only on the right side of the lampshade. It is made in white plastic. This brown version has a pull cord switch, the Lyskær lamp has a built-in switch.
This wall lamp is often sold as a lamp made by the Dutch Raak company, but it is not. It was made by Hamalux (or Lyskær). Most people say it was a Danish company, but I could not find info about it. The labels of Hamalux always have a D from Germany (Deutschland) printed on it. Probably it was a German company.
A Hamalux company exists in Luxembourg, but it got something to do with real estate. In Waregem, Belgium a Hamalux lighting company was active, but it was a shop.
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Lyskær Belysning (Lyskær lighting) started to produce lamps in 1969. In the late seventies Fog & Mørup merged with Lyfa, two other leading Danish lighting producers. A few years later Lyfa-Fog & Mørup was taken over by Lyskær. The name changed to Lyskær-Lyfa.
Lyskær-Lyfa produced lights until 1991, when it was incorporated into Horn Belysning A/S of Aalstrup, which was itself taken over in 2005 by Nordlux of Ålborg and at a large extent dismantled. Today the Lyfa company has revived and they sell some of their old icons.
The “Sterreregen” (meteor shower) wall lamp was designed by Evert Jelle Jelles. Also the “Clin d’Oeil” (wink in English) lamp is by his hand. They are very similar. In the catalogue 8 from 1968, the Raak Sterreregen wall lamp is named: Change Art.
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The switch, socket and plug of this table lamp were made by VLM Components in the late 60s, early 70s.
VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno. The switch on this table lamp is model 450; the small model of the famous switch designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.
Raak Clin d’Oeil -C-1702 – Raak 8 Catalogue – 1968
Links (external links open in a new window)
Sterreregen wall lamp in the Raak catalogue 9
Change Art wall lamp in the Raak catalogue 8
Clin d’Oeil wall lamp C-1702 in the Raak Catalogue 8
Many thanks to Craig from From our house to Bauhaus for the photos of the Lyskær Belysning wall lamp. You can find his shop on Ebay over here.