ANVIA Wall Lamp
Materials: White painted metal, Bakelite socket.
Height: 18,5 cm /7.28”
Width: 17,5 cm / 6.88”
Depth: 21 cm / 8.26”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Johannes Joseph Maria (Jan) Hoogervorst (April 14, 1918 – September 28, 1982) – Photo below.
Manufacturer: ANVIA: Algemeene Nederlandsche Verlichtingsindustrie Almelo, The Netherlands. (General Dutch Lighting Industry Almelo)
Some sources say that this lamp is designed by the Swedish designer Hans-Agne Jacobsson for his Dutch company Hans-Agne Jacobsson Nederland N.V. – Svera. This lamp is absolutely made in his style, but the label tells another story.
ANVIA was founded by Jewish entrepreneur Max Liebert in 1934, who fled Germany when Adolf Hitler came to power. Germany invaded The Netherlands in 1940 and in 1942 the family was forced to cede the company and ANVIA was controlled by a German administrator. Max Liebert, his wife Käte and Werner Liebert were murdered in the German concentration camps in 1943.
Their daughter Ilse and her husband Fritz Kaufmann were able to hide themselves and after the war they restarted the company.
In the early 1950s they created a partnership with industrial designer Johannes Joseph Maria Hoogervorst from Haarlem: Jan Hoogervorst.
Jan Hoogervorst designed almost all the lights in the period 1950s-1970s.
ANVIA was sold in 1970 and went bankrupt in the 1980s.
Since 2015 ANVIA is reinvented by Michel Klein and some of the most famous lights are re-produced. More info on the website of the company.