Lakro Cascading Pendant Chandelier
Materials: 3 anodised aluminium cylinders made of 5 rings. Painted purple on the inside. Aluminium canopy. Some metal and plastic parts. Several screws and nuts. 3 Bakelite sockets.
Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’
Height: 16 cm / 6.29”
Width: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”
Ceiling cap: ∅ 28 cm / 11.02”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E27, 3 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulbs can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Lakro B.V., Amstelveen, The Netherlands.
Other versions: This Lakro cascading pendant chandelier exists also as a single pendant lamp. It was probably also made with 5 pendant lamps. Lakro sold many lamps in this Carl Thore style.
Lakro is a family business founded in 1964 by mister Libert. The name Lakro is derived from LAmpen en KROnen: lamps and crowns. Kronen is the Dutch word for flush mounts or ceiling lights.
In the nineties his daughter opened a second business in Putten, also in The Netherlands.
Lakro was a wholesaler of lights until 2002. His daughter and son-in-law transformed the company into a car styling and car audio business that same year. The company still exists (2019).
B.V.: Besloten Venootschap – the Dutch version of a private limited liability company.