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Hala Bartje Desk Lamp

Materials: Pale yellow painted aluminium lampshade and brass rod. Nickel-plated brass knee joint. Pale yellow painted round metal base. Bakelite socket.

Height: 22,5 cm / 8.85”

Lampshade: ∅ 9,5 cm / 3.74”

Base: ∅ 12 cm / 4.72”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Herman Theodoor Jan Anthoin Busquet (February 9, 1914 – June 12, 1977).

Manufacturer: Hala Zeist Lampenfabriek, Zeist, The Netherlands.

Other versions: Made in several colours. Made with a rod or a chromed goose-neck. These table lamps appear in the Hala catalogue of 1967 and in many other catalogues. Bartje is Dutch for little Bart, a boys name. These bedside/children’s room lamps were made for a very long time.

Hala Zeist Lampenfabriek

Hala is one of the first light companies of The Netherlands, originated in 1932 in the city of Zeist and later moved to Amersfoort.
Herman Theodoor Jan Anthoin Busquet, the designer of many Hala lamps is also the founder of the company.
In 2011 Hala took over Dijkstra Lampen from Haarlem, also in the Netherlands.  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 the company is located in Almere (since 2008) and is part of Maretti Lighting. A lot of Hala’s lights are still for sale in the Maretti webshop.

Hala Bartje table, desk or bedside lamp in the 1967 catalogue

Hala Bartje Desk Lamp catalogue 1967 1950s 1960s round base curved rod The Netherlands MCM

Hala Bartje Desk Lamp round base curved rod pale yellow 1950s 1960s bedside lamp MCM Netherlands

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