Hala Tube Desk Lamp
Materials: Round red painted metal (iron) base. Ornamental chrome adjustment screw. Folded chrome rod. Adjustable red & round elongated round lampshade. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 30 cm / 11.81” – adjustable
Lampshade: 20 cm / 7.87”
Base: 14 cm / 5.51”
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 tube desk lamp exists in several colours. The same base was used for several other lamps.
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, in all probability, those are false assumptions.
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 1960s. 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.
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Many thanks to Lluís from Eclectique Vintage for the photos and the enthusiasm.