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Herda Square Acrylic Wall Lamps

Materials: Translucent, chocolate, smoked brown and white acrylic parts. Some chromed brass parts. White painted Bakelite socket.

Depth: 12 cm / 4.72”

Width: 22,6 x 22,6 cm / 8.89 x 8.89”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a silver cupped (or gold cupped) light bulb is preferred.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Herda Verlichting BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Other versions: Made in several variations. Also made as a pendant lamp and table lamp.

Often sold or presented as lamps made by Dijkstra Lampen B.V. or Raak Amsterdam, two other Dutch companies, but they never made lamps like these.

Herda

Herda Verlichting BV (Herda Lighting company) was a owned by the Dutch “brothers Daniels” family and was located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Founded in 1946 and declared bankrupt on June 24, 1997.

Herda had some top designers employed, including Willem van Oyen Sr. who is famous for the lamps he designed for the Raak Amsterdam company, also from The Netherlands.

Acrylic: Often named by its commercial name: Perspex, PlexiglasCryluxAcryliteLucite, is a thermoplastic.

Other Herda wall lamp

Herda Square Acrylic Wall Lamps brown smoked and clear acrylic 1960s 1970s MCM plastic Perspex

Herda pendant lamp with 3 lamps

Herda Square Acrylic Chandelier brown smoked and clear acrylic 1960s 1970s MCM plastic Perspex