HALA Hannover Desk Lamp 1464
Materials: Round black painted iron base. Black painted curved brass rod. Conical black lampshade, painted white on the inside. Metal E27 socket. Porcelain rotary switch on top.
Height: 38 cm / 14.96”
Lampshade: ∅ 14 cm / 5.51”
Base: ∅ 18 cm / 7.08”
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: 1930s, 1940s – Art Deco, Bauhaus.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: HALA – Hannoversche Lampenfabrik GmbH, Wehrkamp – Richter & Co, Wilhelmstraße 5a, Helmkestraße 8, Hannover, Germany.
Other versions: The Hala Hannover desk lamp 1464 exists also in off-white. Before the war, in a catalogue from 1937, this lamp was numbered as lamp model 1464. Later it became 703, probably after World War II, as you can see on the publicity below. This working or table lamp can also be used as a wall lamp. The bigger model 704 is 45 cm (17.71) high.
This lamp has a different joint on the lampshade. Probably this lamp is an early version or it has another number. It is designed in the Christian Dell style and it is reminiscent of the Polo Popular lamp he designed for Bünte und Remmler (BuR).
HALA, not to be confused with Hala from Zeist in The Netherlands, was founded in 1920 in Hannover, Germany. At first they were located in the Wilhelmstrasse 5a in the south, since 1941 they were located in the Helmkestraße 8 in the north of the city. HALA sold the same lamps as Hala from The Netherlands, but they used different model numbers.
The HALA company produced mainly working lamps or industrial lighting. They also made utility lights, heating suns and parabolic and cavity reflectors. The company ended business in 1950.
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. 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 webshop.
Many thanks to Wojtek of Modernretro2012 for the beautiful pictures. You can find his shop online on Ebay over here.