Dijkstra Droplet Flush Mount
Materials: Smoked brown crystal hand blown glass lampshade in a droplet form. Round aluminium ceiling mount, conical tube and parts. 3 chrome screws. Metal E27 socket.
Height: 25 cm / 67.32”
Width: ∅ 30 cm / 9.44”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Dijkstra Lampen B.V., Cruquius, The Netherlands.
Other versions: This Dijkstra droplet flush mount exists in several colours. Made in at least clear and purple glass. the Dutch gave this lamp the name Druppel (droplet). It is unclear if that is the original name of this lamp.
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.