Hagoort Mushroom Floor Lamp
Materials: Round white painted metal (aluminium) base, cast-iron counterweight inside. Chrome rod. White painted metal parts (iron). Round orange acrylic mushroom lampshade. Silver painted Bakelite E27 sockets. The lampshade is adjustable in height.
Height: 152 cm / 59.84”
Lampshade: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
Base: ∅ 22 cm / 8.66”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 60 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: Willem Hagoort.
Manufacturer: Hagoort Lampen B.V., Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Other versions: This Hagoort mushroom floor lamp exists with a white lampshade. Also table lamps were made.
Hagoort Lampen B.V. was founded by Willem Hagoort, born 1905, before World War II in 1931. Willem Hagoort designed hundreds of lamps for his company.
In an interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw in 1967 Hagoort said: Lighting is sometimes a difficult process. How simple the shape may seem at times, the technical lighting requirements, design, material, application and practical feasibility in connection with pricing must be brought into harmony by the designer.
The customer is looking for a lamp to hang above a round table, which he can turn away at will. There is no such lamp in the existing collections. Hagoort starts thinking and comes to a certain design, which later turns out to appeal to not only that one customer, but also others. A new product has been added to the collection.
Hagoort not only sold lamps designed by Willem Hagoort, but imported many lamps from Scandinavian, German and Italian companies such as Staff, Hillebrand, Peill + Putzler, Louis Poulsen, Vistosi and so on.
In 1954 Hagoort opened a big home furnishings shop in Rotterdam, named Archi Interieur. They sold furniture, upholstery, glass and pottery and lighting fixtures, all in a modern style. Willem Hagoort passed away 2 May 1973.
In 2003 the company Maas bought Hagoort and named it Maas & Hagoort. Maas was founded in 1946 in Goes. Since 2014 it is located in Kapelle and Hoevelaken. It belongs to the largest firms in Netherlands and is specialised in project lighting. Lighting for companies, buildings, churches, schools and so on.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.
A Hagoort mushroom floor lamp shows up in the Belgian magazine Nina in March 2020. The photo was taken in the house of journalist Anke Michiels who got this lamp from her grandmother.