Herda Desk Lamp Or Picture Light
Materials: Chromed metal rod (iron). Some other chrome parts. Pink grey/beige painted cast iron base or counter weight and an iron elongated tubular lampshade, painted with the same wrinkle paint. Bakelite socket.
Height: 32 cm / 59.84” – maximum height
Lampshade: 20 x 4,5 cm / 15.74”
Base: 20 x 2,5 cm / 7.87 x 0.98 and 4 x 2,5 cm / 1.57 x 0.98” –
Width Base: 10,5 cm / 4.13”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used. A small bulb is required.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designers: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Herda Verlichting BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Other versions: Made in several colours. Below a brown version with the Herda label glued on it.
Special features: This Herda desk lamp is adjustable in height. It can be used as a table lamp or a picture light.
Herda Verlichting BV
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 his lamps he designed for the Raak Amsterdam company, also from The Netherlands, of course.