Dijkstra Aluminium Pendant Lamp
Materials: Gold coloured anodised aluminium lampshade, painted white inside. Smoked brown translucent acrylic half round lid on top. Brass bar. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord: This one has an adjustable rise & fall mechanism from the Italian Rolly company, dated 1975 (40 – 140 cm / 15.74 – 55.11 “) and can be easily adjusted in height by pulling the brass bar underneath.
Height: 23 cm / 9.05”
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 aluminium pendant lamp exists in several variations. Dijkstra made numerous lights 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 (lights) 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.
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Many thanks to Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the beautiful pictures, text and enthusiasm.