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Hillebrand Desk Lamp 7620

Materials: Elongated black cast iron base with a big chrome built-in switch.  Curved chrome slat rod. Chrome parts.  Adjustable elongated black aluminium lampshade, painted white inside. Metal E27 socket.

Height: 55 cm / 21.65”

Lampshade: 25 x 14 cm / 9.84 x 5.51”

Width: 55 cm / 21.65”

Base: 20 x 10 cm / 7.87 x 3.93”

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: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

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

Other versions: This Hillebrand desk lamp 7620 was made in black & brown. Possible also made in other colours. Also made with a slightly different base: model 7619. You can find it over here. This desk lamp is labelled 7620 111.

Several table lamps and desk lamps in this style from Hillebrand have won iF-design awards in the 1970s, 10 awards in total since the 1950s.

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).