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Herda Desk Lamp Or Picture Light

Materials: Folded thin chromed metal rod (iron). Some other chrome parts. 2 adjustable pink-grey, beige painted iron tubular rods or counter weights for the base. Adjustable iron elongated tubular lampshade, painted with the same wrinkle paint. Bakelite E14 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 by Henk en Rob Daniels. The name Herda is the abbreviation of the surname of Mr. Herwaarden and the surname of the Daniels brothers. Mr Herwaarden had arranged the permit (which was very difficult after the war). The company was 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.

Herda Desk Lamp Or Picture Light 1960s 1970 cast iron counterweight pink wrinkle paint adjustable

Herda Desk Lamp Or Picture Light 1960s 1970 cast iron counterweight pink wrinkle paint adjustable