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Hillebrand 7377 desk or table lamp black aluminium lampshade chrome rod 1970s MCM Germany mushroom label

Hillebrand 7377 Desk Lamp

Materials: Round chrome base. Cast iron counterweight inside the base. Thick chrome rod. Black painted aluminium mushroom lampshade, painted white inside. 3 metal E27 sockets.

Height: 54,5 cm / 21.45”

Width: ∅ 44,5 cm / 17.51”

Base: ∅ 19 cm / 7.48”

Electricity: 3 bulbs E27, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Heinz F.W. Stahl in 1973.

Manufacturer: Hillebrand-Leuchten, Neheim-Hüsten, Germany.

Other versions: This Hillebrand 7377 desk lamp was made in various colours. Made with a brass or chrome lamp base.

This table lamp received an iF-design award in 1973, together with some other lamps in the same style from the Hillebrand company.

Several table lamps and desk lamps in this style from Hillebrand have won iF-design awards in the 70s, 10 awards in total since the 50s.

The former German Chancellor Helmutt Kohl (1930-2017) had this model of desk lamp on his writing desk for years. Also Helmut Schmidt (1918 – 2015) also a German Chancellor had this lamp in his desk.

Heinz Stahl got the idea for this lamp in 1973 after visiting the marble museum in Carrara, Italy. It was in production for more than 20 years.

A similar table lamp and several other Hillebrand lamps were also sold by the Dutch company Hagoort, as you can see in the catalogue picture from 1977. Hagoort produced lamps, but sold many lamps made by other companies.

Heinz F.W. Stahl

Heinz F.W. Stahl is a graduate designer. After an apprenticeship and work as a toolmaker, he studied “industrial design” at the Werkkunstschule in Hannover. This is followed by design activities in Switzerland and 4 years of design in the broadcast and TV industry.

From 1968 to 1988 Heinz Stahl worked as a designer for Hillebrand-Leuchten in Arnsberg. He was engaged for the “modern” lighting. In that period most of the well known Hillebrand lamps were designed by him.

Since 1988, Stahl is independent with a focus on lighting, furniture, glass, consumer goods, toys and art objects. From 1988 to 2012 he was freelance designer for Bankamp Leuchten.

Hillebrand

Egon Hillebrand Leuchtenfabrik, Neheim-Hüsten was founded on may 15, 1881 by plumbing and fitter master Egon Hillebrand as a producer of nickel silver lids for beer pitchers, established household appliances, kerosene lamps and storm and carriage lanterns.

With the arrival of the son Franz, the operation was switched to the turn of the century in the manufacture of electrical lighting fittings and office furniture. 
Around 1955, the collection was a representative, quality Rustic line “lights for restaurants and farmers bars“. The company filed for bankruptcy in 1995.

Designers that worked for Hillebrand 

Dr Heinz Georg Pfaender (1928-2015): in 1961 he designed the Oslo table lamp and in 1963 the Bornholm desk lamp. Two design-icons of the Hillebrand company.

Ernest Igl (1920-2001) designed several lights for Hillebrand in the 1950s.

Odo Klose designed a floor lamp (model 5225).

Martin Bormann designed “traditional lamps” from 1933 until 1973.