Hala Wall Lamp
Materials: Brass gooseneck. Olive green painted aluminum lampshade, white painted inside. Wall mount: light olive green painted aluminum, Bakelite socket.
Height: 10 cm / 3.93”
Width: 8 cm / 3.14”
Total Length: 30 cm / 11.81”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 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.
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 (9-02-1914 – 12-06-1977) was the founder of the company. It is always said that he designed most of the the Hala lamps, but that is probably not true.
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 1950.
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.