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Hala Desk Lamp


Materials: Chromed metal, white painted metal. Aluminium, plastic. White painted Bakelite socket.

Height: 38 cm / 14.96” (adjustable goose neck)

Lampshade: ∅ 18 cm / 7.08”

Base: ∅ 16,5 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: 1970s – 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.

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.

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)

Maretti Lighting

Hala Light Catalogue 1959 and Hala Light Catalogue 1967, here on Vintageinfo.

Hala lamps on Vintageinfo

Dijkstra lamps on Vintageinfo

Hala Desk Light - inside of the lampshade

Hala Desk Light - Base