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Herda Diabolo Wall Lamp

Materials: Anodized gold coloured aluminium. Some metal parts, Bakelite sockets.

Height: 42 cm / 16.53”

Lampshades: 16,5 and  7,5 cm / 6.49” and 2.95”

Electricity: 2 bulbs E14, 2 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Herda Verlichting BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Other versions: Made in almost every colour.


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.


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Diabolo wall lamps via Google

Herda lamps on Vintageinfo

Diabolo lamps on Vintageinfo

Willem van Oyen Sr. lamps on Vintageinfo

Herda Diabolo Wall Lamp - Herda Verlichting Amsterdam - Old Publicity

Many thanks to Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.