1970s Hillebrand Desk Lamp 7403
Materials: Black round cast iron base. Painted with embossed/relief paint. Built-in big chrome switch. Metal goose-neck inside a black plastic ribbed flexible tube. Some chrome and brass parts. Black satin painted half round aluminium lampshade, painted white inside. Metal E27 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: Heinz F.W. Stahl.
Manufacturer: Hillebrand-Leuchten, Neheim-Hüsten, Germany.
Other versions: This 1970s Hillebrand desk lamp exists in several colours.
This desk lamp is model 7403.
Several table lamps and desk lamps in this style from Hillebrand received iF-design awards in the 70s, 10 awards in total since the fifties.
A similar table lamp and several other Hillebrand lamps were also sold by the Dutch company Hagoort (and other companies), as you can see in the catalogue picture from 1977. Hagoort produced lamps, but sold many lamps made by other companies.
Heinz F.W. Stahl
Heinz F.W. Stahl is a graduate designer. After an apprenticeship and work as a toolmaker, he studied “industrial design” at the Werkkunstschule in Hannover. This is followed by design activities in Switzerland and 4 years of design in the broadcast and TV industry.
From 1968 to 1988 Heinz Stahl worked as a designer for Hillebrand-Leuchten in Arnsberg. He was engaged for the “modern” lighting. In that period most of the well known Hillebrand lamps were designed by him.
Since 1988, Stahl is independent with a focus on lighting, furniture, glass, consumer goods, toys and art objects. From 1988 to 2012 he was freelance designer for Bankamp Leuchten.
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 and office furniture.
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).
Martin Bormann designed “traditional lamps” from 1933 until 1973.