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Conical 1980s Herda Table Lamp

Materials: Round chromed metal (iron) base. 3 brass rods and 2 rings. Round chrome lampshade with a embossed glass cone on top. Some metal and plastic parts. Porcelain G5 socket.

Lampshade: ∅ 32 cm / 12.59”

Height: 53 cm / 20.86”

Base: ∅ 23 cm / 9.05”

Electricity: 1 bulb G5 halogen, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 220 volt. Any type of G5 lamp can be used. Not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1980s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Herda Verlichting BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Other versions: In all probability, this conical 1980s Herda table lamp was made in some varieties. This lamp was at least also made in dark chrome and maroon. It is equipped with a dimmer and it is a heavy lamp, it weights 2,6 kilo / 5.73 lb.

Also, a chandelier with two turned around lampshades exists.

A typical lamp in the Memphis style from the late 80’s, early 90’s. In all probability sold by Herda, but not made by the company. Since the 1980’s Herda sold many lamps produced by others.


Herda Verlichting BV (Herda Lighting company) was a owned by the Dutch “brothers Daniels” family and was located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Founded in 1946 by Henk en Rob Daniels. The name Herda is the abbreviation of the surname of Mr. Herwaarden and the surname of the Daniels brothers. Mr Herwaarden had arranged the permit (which was very difficult after the war). The company was declared bankrupt on June 24, 1997.

Herda had some top designers employed, including Willem van Oyen Sr. who is famous for the lamps he designed for the Raak Amsterdam company, also from The Netherlands.

Many thanks to David of Brocanteurs Amsterdam for the pictures and enthusiasm.