Lamps in the movies
A Hillebrand table lamp 7377 was used as a prop in the 2014 French drama film L’Homme Qu’on Aimait Trop (In the Name of My Daughter). Starring Catherine Deneuve, Guillaume Canet and Adèle Haenel.
Many thanks to Heinz F.W. Stahl for all the help and info.
Hillebrand Table Lamp 7377
Materials: Black painted aluminium mushroom lampshade, painted white inside. Thick brass rod & base. Cast iron counterweight inside the base. 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: Made in various colours, brass or chromed lamp base.
This table lamp has won the 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 1970s, 10 awards in total since the 1950s.
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.
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 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.
Hillebrand table lamp 7377 – 311 – label
Links (external links open in a new window)
iF-Design Award for this table lamp
Ernest Igl biography – Wikipedia
Dr Heinz Georg Pfaender biography on the “find a grave” website
Hillebrand Leuchten – iF Design Awards website
L’Homme Qu’on Aimait Trop (2014) film – Wikipedia
L’Homme Qu’on Aimait Trop (2014) film – IMDb
Chrome version of this desk lamp
East German Hillebrand style desk lamp
Similar lamp made by Solken-Leuchten