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.
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.
Acrylic: Often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.
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