Herda Square Acrylic Wall Lamps
Materials: Lucid, chocolate, smoked brown acrylic square discs. The clear discs have rounded corners. White acrylic wall mount. Some chromed brass parts. Two threaded brass rods. 2 ornamental chrome nuts. White painted Bakelite E14 socket.
Depth: 12 cm / 4.72”
Width: 22,6 x 22,6 cm / 8.89 x 8.89”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a silver cupped (or gold cupped) light bulb is preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Herda Verlichting BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Other versions: These Herda square acrylic wall lamps exists in several variations. Also made as a pendant lamp and a table lamp.
Often sold or presented as lamps made by Raak Amsterdam, but Raak never made lamps like these. Another Dutch company Dijkstra Lampen made a comparable square wall lamp with the same brown acrylic, but it has a metal wall mount.
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 (HeRDA). Declared bankrupt on June 24, 1997.
Acrylic: Often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.