Herda Rise & Fall Metal Pendant Lamp
Materials: Grey painted round witch hat style or bell shaped aluminium lampshade, white painted on the inside. Round white opal glass half globe 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.
Other versions: This Herda rise & fall metal pendant lamp was in all probability made in several colours.
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.
Rolly is an Italian company that produced rise & fall mechanisms for many lamp producers around the world in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s.
Lamps in the movies!
This Herda rise & fall metal pendant lamp appears in the movie / was used as a prop in the Dutch crime film Grijpstra en de Gier 2: De Ratelrat from 1987. Starring Rijk de Gooyer en Peter Faber.