Artimeta Umbrella Floor Lamp
Materials: Round chrome wire frame base & rods. Rayon umbrella lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 72 cm / 28.34”
Width: ∅ 80 cm / 31.49”
Base: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110, 220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a spotlight is preferred.
Designer: Gijs Bakker in 1973.
Manufacturer: Artimeta, Soest, The Netherlands.
Other Versions: This Artimeta Umbrella floor lamp was also made as a table lamp. The umbrella of this lamp seems not to be original anymore. The original can be closed like a real umbrella.
Gijsbertus Johannes (Gijs) Bakker, born 20 February 1942, is a jewellery and industrial-designer. Bakker was educated at the Institute for Applied Arts (Instituut voor Kunstnijverheidsonderwijs) also known as the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, from 1958 until 1962 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. From 1962 until 1963 he went to the Konstfackskolan (art school) in Stockholm, Sweden.
Gijs Bakker was awarded many times. His work is represented in museum collections worldwide.
For this lamp he was inspired by the type of lamp that photographers use. A full biography can be found on Wikipedia and on his website.
Artimeta was founded by Floris H. Fiedeldij in 1960. Artimeta not only produced lighting, they also made furniture. The company also sold lamps made by Vistosi, Venini, Stilnovo and several other famous companies. Quality was always important. Also French designer Mathieu Matégot created several items for Artimeta.
After the bankruptcy, the company got a restart under the name Art Light. Today the Artimeta name is back in use and they are importer, producer and distributor of design lighting. Today the are located in Amstenrade.
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