Hillebrand Gooseneck Desk Lamp
Materials: Round brown painted base with a built-in big ornamental switch. Cast iron counterweight inside. Brass tube. Brown plastic ribbed flexible tube. Iron gooseneck. Some brass parts. Brown painted aluminium half round lampshade. Metal E27 socket.
Height: 45 cm / 17.71” – adjustable
Lampshade: ∅ 18 cm / 7.08”
Base: ∅ 18 cm / 7.08”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 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 gooseneck desk lamp was also made in a black edition. The brass parts are chromed and the flexible adjustable gooseneck tube is black. It was sold for a very short time.
Several table lamps and desk lamps in this style from Hillebrand have won iF-design awards in the 70’s, 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 50’s.
Odo Klose designed a floor lamp (model 5225).
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
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