Dijkstra Opal Glass Table Lamp
Materials: Hand blown crystal incamiciato white opal glass globe base. Tubular orange fabric lampshade with 3 aluminium rims. 2 Bakelite E27 sockets with a built-in switch on top.
Height: 60 cm / 23.62”
Width: ∅ 29 cm / 11.41”
Height Base: 33 cm / 12.99”
Base: ∅ 27 cm / 10.62”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. But a white bulb is preferred in the lower part. Clear bulbs create stripes in the glass when lit.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Dijkstra Lampen B.V., Cruquius, The Netherlands.
Other versions: For the moment it is unknown if this Dijkstra opal glass table lamp exists in several versions. Probably sold with several different lampshades.
This table lamp has a built-in switch to use the two light bulbs separately or together, as you can see below.
Dijkstra Lampen B.V.
The Dijkstra company was founded in 1922 by Fokke Dijkstra in the small town Cruquius near Haarlem, in the North-Holland province, not so for away from the capital 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.
Incamiciato: overlay lattimo glass (= milky looking glass) with a layer of transparent glass.