Chromed Witch Hat Pendant Light
Materials: Chromed metal, white painted on the inside, porcelain socket.
Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’
Height: 21 cm / 8.26”
Width: 48 cm / 18.89”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 150 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Lakro B.V., Amstelveen, The Netherlands. (attributed)
Other versions: Also made with five lights, a single pendant and a large single pendant lamp.
This model has similarities with the Fog & Morup Semi-hanging lamps designed by Torsten Thorup and Claus Bonderup. Also with some lights designed by Bent Nordsted for the Danish company Lyskaer.
No marks are present but the sockets were made by the Swedish company BNI.
Lakro B.V. sold many lights 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 lights until 2002. His daughter and son-in-law transformed the company into a car styling and car audio business that same year.
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