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Dijkstra Aluminium Pendant Lamp

Materials: Copper coloured anodized aluminium, white painted inside. Acrylic brown smoked translucent top. Brass bar, Bakelite 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: 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 once again is a family business, producing custom light solutions, which complement the environmental architecture.

Links (external links open in a new window)

Dijkstra Lampen BV

Cruquius on Wikipedia

Dijkstra lamps on Vintageinfo

Rise & fall pendants on Vintageinfo

Some other Dijkstra lights 

Dijkstra Aluminium Pendant Lamp - Dijkstra Aladdin Pendant Lamp

Dijkstra Aluminium Pendant Lamp - Dijkstra Circle Pendant Lamp

Many thanks to Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the beautiful pictures, text and enthusiasm.