Lakro Triple Pendant Lamp
Materials: Chromed metal lampshades, white painted inside. Bakelite sockets.
Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’
Width: ∅ 60 cm / 23.62”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E27, 3 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulbs can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Lakro, Amstelveen, The Netherlands. (attributed)
Other versions: Also made with five lamps, a single pendant and a large single pendant lamp.
This lamp has many similarities with the lamps designed by Bent Nordsted for the Danish company Lyskaer. Maybe it is a pendant light by his hand. No marks are present but the sockets were made by the Swedish company BNI.
A single pendant on Vintageinfo: Witch Hat Chrome Pendant Lamp
Lakro B.V. sold many lamps in this style.
(B.V.: Besloten Venootschap – the Dutch version of a private limited liability company)
Lakro is a family business founded in 1964 by mister Libert. The name Lakro is derived from LAmpen en KROnen: lamps and crowns. Kronen is a Dutch word for flush mounts and ceiling lights.
In the 1990s his daughter opened a second business in Putten, also in The Netherlands.
Lakro was a wholesaler of lamps until 2002. Mister Libert’s daughter and his son-in-law transformed the company into a car styling and car audio business that same year.
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