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Hala Pinocchio Table Lamp

Materials: Adjustable tripod base made of brass and iron rods and parts. Aluminium conical lampshade perforated with stars, white painted on the inside. 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: The Hala Pinocchio table lamp exists in red, black, grey, yellow and off-white. Some differences exists 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, with or without rubber caps.

They exists with several different lampshades. Not only different lampshades were used, but the conical lampshades exists with perforated stars, round holes and without perforations. The first ones have stars, later versions round holes and in the catalogue of 1967 they appear without perforations, as you can see. They were advertised as a desk lamp, table lamp and wall lamp. Also produced as a big floor lamp.

Imitations exists in several versions. A lamp with a closed top was produced in the late 50s, but it is a fake one and was not made by Hala.

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.

Hala Pinocchio table lamp

Version with round holes in the lampshade and without caps.

Hala Pinocchio table lamp adjustable tripod rods base conical lampshade perforated round holes 1960s