Dijkstra Smoked Acrylic Pendant Lamp
Materials: Brown translucent “smoked” acrylic globe. Perforated striped aluminium diffuser, painted white inside. Bakelite socket.
Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62”
Height: 28 cm / 11.02”
Width: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Dijkstra design team.
Manufacturer: Dijkstra Lampen B.V., Cruquius, The Netherlands.
Other versions: This Dijkstra smoked acrylic pendant lamp also exists in a clear acrylic version. The Dijkstra company made numerous lamps in this style.
The Dijkstra company was founded in 1922 by Fokke Dijkstra in the small town Cruquius in the North-Holland province near Haarlem, not so for away from Amsterdam.
In 2011 Dijkstra had to sell the company, and it was taken over by Hala lighting, another one of the most oldest Dutch lamp factories. In 2013 Fokke Dijkstra (junior) was in a position to buy back the company his grandfather started. “Making lamps is in our genes” thus Fokke Dijkstra jr.
Today Dijkstra Lampen once again is a family business, producing custom light solutions, which complement the environmental architecture.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.
Some other Dijkstra lamps
Many thanks to Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the beautiful pictures, text and enthusiasm.