70s Hala Triple Cone Flush Mount
Materials: Black painted metal. 3 opaque glass pyramid/cone diffusers. 3 metal sockets.
Height: 13,5 cm / 5.31”
Diffusers: ∅ 16 cm / 6.29”
Ceiling Plate: ∅ 42,4 cm / 16.69”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used, a white or frosted candle light bulb is needed. The opening of the glass is too narrow. Clear bulbs creates stripes in the glass.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Hala Zeist Lampenfabriek, Zeist, The Netherlands.
Other versions: Made in several variations, as you can see below: several different wall lamps and flush mounts. Sometimes used as a table lamp.
Hala Zeist Lampenfabriek
Hala is one of the first light companies of The Netherlands, originated in 1932 in the city of Zeist and later moved to Amersfoort.
Herman Theodoor Jan Anthoin Busquet, the designer of many Hala lamps is also the founder of the company.
The company’s origin is in Hannover, Germany. The name is derived from the Hannoversche Lampenfabrik GmbH, founded in 1920. HALA Hanover ended business in the 1960s. Both companies sold the same lamps and used similar catalogues. Hala from The Netherlands never stopped business.
Dijkstra Lampen B.V.
In 2011 Hala took over Dijkstra Lampen from Haarlem, also in the Netherlands. In 2013 Fokke Dijkstra junior was in a position to buy back the company his grandfather started. “Making lamps is in our genes” thus Fokke Dijkstra jr.
Today the company is located in Almere (since 2008) and is part of Maretti Lighting. A lot of Hala’s lights are still for sale in the Maretti webshop.