Hala Black Dish Floor Lamp
Materials: Round black painted flat metal base. 2 black painted brass rods. Black painted half round aluminium lampshade, painted white on the inside. 2 black joints. Some metal parts. White painted Bakelite E27 socket.
Lampshade: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”
Long rod: 103 cm / 40.55”
Short rod: 34 cm / 13.38”
Max Height: +- 150 cm / 59.05”
Base: ∅ 28 cm / 11.02”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Hala Zeist Lampenfabriek, Zeist, The Netherlands.
Other versions: This Hala black dish floor lamp was in all probability made in a few colours.
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.
The company’s origin is in Hannover, Germany. The name is derived from the Hannoversche Lampenfabrik GmbH, founded in 1920. HALA Hanover ended business in the 1960s. Both companies sold the same lamps and used similar catalogues. Hala from The Netherlands never stopped business.
Dijkstra Lampen B.V.
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 web shop.