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Herda Rise & Fall Metal Pendant Lamp

Materials: Gray painted round witch hat style or bell shaped aluminium lampshade, white painted on the inside. Round white opal glass diffuser. Rolly rise & fall mechanism. Bakelite socket, some plastic parts.

Cord: This one has an adjustable rise & fall mechanism (40 – 140 cm / 15.74 – 55.11”). It can be easily adjusted in height by grabbing the lamp with both hands, and pulling it gently.

Height: 30 cm / 11.81”

Width: ∅ 47 cm / 18.50”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. However, clear bulbs create stripes on the opaque glass and therefor also on the walls.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Herda Verlichting BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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, off course.

Rolly

Rolly is an Italian company that produced rise & fall mechanisms for many lamp producers around the world in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Herda rise & fall metal pendant lamp round witch hat lampshade opal glass diffuser 1960s 1970s MCM

Herda rise & fall metal pendant lamp round witch hat lampshade opal glass diffuser 1960s 1970s MCM