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1980s Herda Desk Lamp

Materials: Round metal base. Conical wood rod. Aluminium round double disc lampshade. Metal rod. Wood ball handle. Some metal parts. Metal socket.

Total Height: 50  cm / 19.68”

Height: 38  cm / 14.96”

Lampshade: ∅ 32 cm / 12.59”

Base: ∅ 12 cm / 4.72”

Electricity: 1 halogen bulb BA15D, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used. A small bulb is required. 

Period: 1980s, 1990s.

Designers: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Herda Verlichting BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Other versions: Made in several colours. Below a brown version with the Herda label glued on it.

Special features: This 1980s Herda desk lamp exists in several colours. This one has an E14 socket. It was added after the dimmer broke. They were always made with a dimmer on cord. Often sold as a post modernism lamp. 

Herda Verlichting BV

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. The name Herda is the abbreviation of the surname of Mr. Herwaarden and the surname of the Daniels brothers. Mr Herwaarden had arranged the permit (which was very difficult after the war). The company was declared bankrupt on June 24, 1997.

Herda had some top designers employed, including Willem van Oyen Sr. who is famous for his lamps he designed for the Raak Amsterdam company, also from The Netherlands, of course.

Many thanks to Erik for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.