Hala Comet Floor Lamp
Materials: Chromed metal (iron and brass). Black painted aluminium lampshade, white painted inside. Black painted aluminium base cover, cast iron inside. Bakelite socket.
Max Height: 170 cm / 14.96” (adjustable)
Lampshade: ∅ 17,5 cm / 7.08”
Base: ∅ 25 cm / 6.49”
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: 1980s, 1990s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Hala Zeist Lampenfabriek, Zeist, The Netherlands.
Other versions: The base for this lamp was used for many years and for several lamps. They all have a different lampshade. Today (2018) a Hala floor lamp with the same base is sold as a VT Wonen lamp. It is named Comet and it only has a different lampshade. The electric parts of this floor lamp are from the 1980s.
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 was the founder of the company. It is always said that he designed most of the the Hala lamps, but that is probably not true.
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 1950.
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 lamps are still for sale in the Maretti webshop.
Links (external links open in a new window)
VT Wonen Comet floor lamp – Maretti website
Hala Light Catalogue 1959 and Hala Light Catalogue 1967, here on Vintageinfo.
Hala lamps on Vintageinfo
Dijkstra lamps on Vintageinfo
Hustadt-Leuchten lamps on Vintageinfo
HALA Hanover on Vintageinfo