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 – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
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 1972, 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.
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.
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.
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).