Hala Globe Wall Lamp
Materials: Orange and white painted round iron wall mount. Orange painted metal (iron) globe holder. White opal acrylic or plastic globe. Bakelite E14 socket.
Lampshade: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”
Depth: 19 cm / 7.48”
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: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Hala Zeist Lampenfabriek, Zeist, The Netherlands.
Other versions: This Hala globe wall lamp exists in several colours. It was at least also made in black. A floor lamp (model 660) and a table lamp were also made.
The design of this wall lamp is based on a design of a wall lamp by Angelo Lelii from around 1955. The metal around the globe is in chrome. Also Max Ingrand designed a very similar wall lamp for FontanaArte.
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 (February 9, 1914 – June 12, 1977) was the founder of the company. It is always said that he designed most of the the Hala lamps, but that is in all probability a false assumption.
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 sixties. Both companies sold the same lamps and used similar catalogues.
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. Some Hala lamps are still for sale in the Maretti webshop.
Lamps in the movies
A Hala style floor lamp, probably a new one, was used as a prop in the 2014 action thriller film The November Man. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey and Olga Kurylenko.