Hustadt-Leuchten Wall Lamp
Materials: Chromed metal (iron). Dark-orange/red painted lampshade and rectangular base. The aluminium lampshade is painted white inside. Bakelite socket. Black painted wall mount. Adjustable chrome joint. Pull switch cord.
Height: 23 cm / 9.05”
Lampshade: ∅ 14 cm / 5.51”
Base: 13 x 6,5 cm / 5.11 x 2.55”
Electricity: 1 x E27 bulb, 1 x 100 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: Walter Hustadt GmbH & Co. KG Leuchten, Am Schindellehm 7-9, 59755 Arnsberg, Germany.
Other versions: Also made in black, completely chromed and in all probability made in different colours. Also made as a desk lamp and as a floor lamp.
Hustadt-Leuchten was founded in September 1962 as Walter Hustadt GmbH & Co. KG Leuchten. Not much is know about it. The company officially ended business in may 2014. It went bankrupt some 5 years before.
Hustadt-Leuchten always produced high quality lights. You can find a few lamps on this website. The company received several design awards. One of the most well known designers for Hustadt-Leuchten was Klaus Hempel, who also designed lamps for the famous Gebr. Kaiser & Co. Leuchten, company, also from Germany.
Hustadt is also a small German town that was build in the late 1960s as a model neighborhood according to the general urban standards, to fulfill the requirements for approximately 6000 inhabitants. Hustadt is build on the edge of the city of Bochum. It’s surrounded by woods and fields on the one side, and offshoots of the enormous campus of the Ruhr University, as well as other housing areas on the other side.