1970s Hillebrand Desk Lamp
Materials: Black painted aluminium lampshade, white painted inside. Metal gooseneck decorated with a plastic tube. Cast iron black painted base. Chromed and brass parts, metal socket.
Height: 38 cm / 14.96” – adjustable
Lampshade: ∅ 16,3 cm / 6.41”
Base: ∅ 15 cm /5.90”
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: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Hillebrand-Leuchten, Neheim-Hüsten, Germany.
Other versions: Made in several colours.
This lamp is model 7403. It was designed in the early 1970s.
Several table lamps and desk lamps in this style from Hillebrand have won iF-design awards in the 1970s, 10 awards in total since the 1950s.
Egon Hillebrand Leuchtenfabrik, Neheim-Hüsten was founded on may 15, 1881 by plumbing and fitter master Egon Hillebrand as a producer of nickel silver lids for beer pitchers, established household appliances, kerosene lamps and storm and carriage lanterns.
With the arrival of the son Franz, the operation was switched to the turn of the century in the manufacture of electrical lighting fittings.
Around 1955, the collection was a representative, quality Rustic line “lights for restaurants and farmers bars“. The company filed for bankruptcy in 1995.
Designers that worked for Hillebrand
Dr Heinz Georg Pfaender (1928-2015): in 1961 he designed the Oslo table lamp and in 1963 the Bornholm desk lamp. Two design-icons of the Hillebrand company.
Ernest Igl (1920-2001) designed several lights for Hillebrand in the 1950s.
Odo Klose designed a floor lamp (model 5225).