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Herda Table Lamp

Materials: Acrylic degrading brown lampshade. Chromed metal frame. Bakelite socket.

Height: 58 cm / 22.83”

Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. But preferably a white, opaque or frosted one. 

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Herda Verlichting BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Other versions: Made in degrading brown and also in white.


Herda Verlichting BV (Herda Lighting company) was a Dutch family owned (brothers Daniels) lamp factory founded in 1948 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Later the factory moved to Almere, some 30 km (18.5 mi) away from the city. Herda was declared bankrupt on June 24, 1997.

Herda had some top designers employed, including Willem van Oyen Sr. who is famous for his Chartres wall lights he designed for the Raak company, also from The Netherlands. You can find these lamps on the Vintageinfo website, click here


Links (external links open in a new window)

Almere on Wikipedia

Amsterdam on Wikipedia

Poly(methyl methacrylate) on Wikipedia

Other Herda lamps on Vintageinfo

Early Herda logo
(not from this lamp)

Herda Label - 1 x 40 Watt

Herda Amsterdam Lighting, Telephone: 94 40 11, 7 lines!

Herda Verlichting, Amsterdam