Herda Smoked Acrylic Rise & Fall Pendant Lamp
Materials: Transparent smoked brown acrylic lampshade. Orange & white aluminium trumpet style diffuser. Brushed aluminium lid on top with round air holes. Rolly rise & fall mechanism. Black plastic canopy. Bakelite E27 socket.
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: ∅ 50 cm / 19.68”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Herda Verlichting BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The aluminium inside of this Herda smoked acrylic rise & fall pendant lamp is made in the style of the pendant lamps designed by Carl Thore, the Swedish designer.
These pendant lamps by Herda are often confused with the pendant lamps sold by another Dutch company, Lakro. Lakro sold many comparable lamps.
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.
The date on the Rolly rise and fall mechanism says: 1976. Rolly was an Italian company that produced rise & fall mechanisms for many lamp producers around the world in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The company no longer exists.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a transparent thermoplastic.