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Hala Pinocchio Table Lamps

Materials: Brass, iron. Aluminium perforated with stars lampshade. Made with Bakelite sockets, plastic sockets and porcelain and brass sockets over the years.

Height: 30 cm / 11.81” – adjustable

Width: 18 cm / 7.08”

Lampshade: 18 cm /  7.08”

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, but the smaller the better.

Period: 1950s, 1960s – 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 red, black, grey, yellow and off-white. Some differences in the sockets; early ones have a metal socket with porcelain (brass or nickel-plated brass) and a different knee joint. The base can be grey or black. Also made with different lampshades. The were sold as desk lamp, table lamp and wall lamp. Also produced as a floor lamp.

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. At first it was a division of HALA, Hannoversche Lampenfabrik GmbH from Germany.

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 lamps are still for sale in the Maretti webshop.

Pinocchio lamps in the catalogues from 1959 and 1967

Hala Pinocchio Table Lamps - Catalogue 1959

Hala Pinocchio Table Lamps - Catalogue 1967

Hala Pinocchio Table Lamps Collection