Honsel Leuchten Orange Globe Floor Lamp
Materials: Round chromed metal (iron) base. Cast iron counterweight inside. Long thin chrome rod. Black plastic adjustment nut and parts. Orange acrylic globe lampshade. 2 E27 sockets.
Height: 153 cm / 60.23”
Width: ∅ 50 cm / 19.68”
Base: ∅ 21 cm / 8.26”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 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: Honsel Leuchten, Fischer & Honsel GmbH, Graf-Gottfried-Straße 111, D-59755 Arnsberg, Germany.
Other versions: This Honsel Leuchten orange globe floor lamp exists in a few colours. At least also made in white. Also made as a table lamp. This one is model 40372.
Honsel Leuchten was founded in 1833 as Gebrüder Wolff, today Fischer & Honsel GmbH. Fischer & Honsel GmbH bought Gebruder Wolff in 1959. This makes Honsel the oldest lighting company in the lighting city Neheim-Hüsten.
Honsel develops, produces and distributes decorative lighting until today. Honsel has an operational site of 32,000 m² (7.9 acres). The company employs about 100 people. The company merged with Fischer Leuchten from Sundern to form Fischer & Honsel GmbH.
Neheim-Hüsten (Arnsberg) is the light capital of Germany. Arnsberg is located in the north-east of the Sauerland in the Ruhr river valley.
Light companies that are/were active in the city are: Hillebrand-Leuchten, Cosack Leuchten (Gebruder Cosack), Kaiser Leuchten (Kaiser Idell). Albert & Bause GmbH, Bankamp Leuchten. Baum Leuchten, Cöppicus-Schulte & Bongard, Dame & Co., Escolux. Hermann Lamberty, Gebrüder Leclaire & Schäfer. Martin Müller & Co. GmbH, Heinz Neuhaus. Schröder & Co., Trilux Lenze GmbH and several others.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.
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