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The Ukkie lamp in the 1959 catalogue
The Ukkie lamp in the 1967 catalogue
Hala Ukkie Clamp Lamp
Materials: Brown painted iron clamp. Metal spring. Brass gooseneck. Brown painted round conical aluminium lampshade, white painted inside. It has some small elongated slots. Bakelite E14 socket.
Lampshade: ∅ 10 cm / 3.93”
Clamp: 8 cm / 3.14”
Gooseneck: 23 cm / 9.05”
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: 1950s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Hala, Zeist, The Netherlands.
Other versions: Made in several colours and some variations in the lampshade over the years. The clamp was used for several other lamps.
Ukkie is Dutch and it is often used as a cute and loving name for a small person. This may be a baby or a toddler. It is also often used to tease someone.
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, always said that he is the designer of many Hala lamps is 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. HALA Hanover ended business in the 1960s. 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.