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HoSo Olive Green Bakelite Flush Mount

Materials: Olive green Bakelite. Conical white opal glass. Porcelain socket.

Height: 17 cm / 6.69”

Width: ∅ 12 cm / 4.72”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: HoSo Hoffmeister & Sohn, Lüdenscheid, Germany.

Other versions: Probably made in several colours. It can be used as a wall lamp.

HoSo

HoSo Hoffmeister & Sohn was established in 1910 by Wilhelm Hoffmeister. In the first years the company was involved in the manufacturing and installation of switch-gear.

Hoffmeister & Sohn was the first factory in Germany specialized in lamps made from Bakelite (1929).

In 1951 the company founder Wilhelm Hoffmeister died at the age of 75.

The 1960s are characterized by sustained growth and the takeover of the companies Bünte & Remmler from Frankfurt in 1962 as well as the company Bugenteetzer in Lüdenscheid.

At the beginning of the 80s, Hoffmeister was the pioneer of modern lighting fixtures for power rails.

In 1997 the Hoffmeister family sold Hoffmeister Leuchten GmbH to the American JJI Lighting Group. The company moved to Schalksmühle in 2008. 

JJI Lighting Group, Inc. manufactures lighting fixtures in Europe and the United States. The company was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. It has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Germany. JJI Lighting Group, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips Lighting). JJI Lighting Group, Inc. owns the Alkco Lighting Company, today named Philips Alkco and Metrolux Lighting.

Awards: 13 iF-Design Awards: (1956 – 2016)

HoSo Olive Green Bakelite Flush Mount conical white opal glass 1950s 1960s Hoffmeister ceiling lamp MCM

HoSo Olive Green Bakelite Flush Mount conical white opal glass 1950s 1960s Hoffmeister ceiling lamp MCM