Hillebrand Desk Lamp 7450
Materials: Square brass base in brown Chinese lacquer. Cast iron counterweight inside the base. 2 adjustable brass rods. Triangular brown Chinese lacquer lampshade. Some brass parts. Metal E27 socket.
Height: 55 cm / 21.65” – adjustable
Lampshade: 23 x 14 cm / 9.05 x 5.51”
Base: 19 x 19 cm / 7.48 x 7.48”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1980s, 1990s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Heinz FW Stahl in 1987.
Manufacturer: Hillebrand-Leuchten, Neheim-Hüsten, Germany.
Other versions: This Hillebrand desk lamp 7450 exists in several colours.
This lamp is model 7450, colour 121 (7450-121) as labelled on the bottom. Brown Chinese lacquer became popular in the mid 1980s and it was used for many objects, such as lighters from Dupont and pens from Parker and Cartier, to name a few.
This lamp was designed on request of Mrs. Hillebrand in 1987. The base is very similar to the lamps made by Fratelli Martini from Italy.
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.
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).
Several lamps from Hillebrand received iF-design awards in the 1970s, 10 awards in total since the 1950s.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Ernest Igl biography – Wikipedia
Dr Heinz Georg Pfaender biography on the “find a grave” website
Hillebrand Leuchten – iF Design Awards website
Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.
Many thanks to Heinz F.W. Stahl for all the help and info.