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1960s Rectangular Wall Lamp

Materials: Brown painted metal (iron) lampshade. White painted metal wall piece. Chromed screws, Bakelite 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: To be appraised.

Made in the style of the CP 1 wall lights designed by Charlotte Perriand (France, 1903 – 1999) in 1962 for the Les Arcs Ski Resort and produced by Steph Simon.

Raak Sterreregen

This light got also similarities with the “Sterreregen” (meteoric shower) wall lights made by the Dutch company Raak Amsterdam. These lights were designed by Evert Jelle Jelles. Also the “Clin d’Oeil” (wink in English) lamp is by his hand.

I found the same light online and the owner says that it is a light sold by the V&D department stores in The Netherlands in the 1960s or 1970s. V&D (Vroom & Dreesmann) was a Dutch chain of department stores founded in 1887. It was declared bankrupt on 31 December 2015.

Other companies such as the Dutch ANVIA made similar wall lights designed by Jan Hoogervorst, in the 1950s.

To be continued…


Links (external links open in a new window)

Sterreregen Wall light in the Raak catalogue 9 here on Vintageinfo

Other wall Lights on Vintageinfo

V&D (Vroom & Dreesmann) on Wikipedia

Raak Clin d’Oeil -C-1702 – Raak 8 Catalogue – 1968

Raak Clin d'Oeil -C-1702 - Raak 8 Catalogue - 1968