Lakro Cascade Pendant Lamp or Cascading Chandelier
Materials: Round big brushed aluminium canopy. Round brushed aluminium lampshades in two parts. Painted orange inside. Brass laurel wreath decoration. Some metal and plastic parts. Bakelite sockets.
Canopy: ∅ 30 cm / 11.8”
Cord Length: 85 cm / 33.46”
Lampshades Height: 16 cm / 6.3”
Lampshades: ∅ 12 cm / 4.7”
Electricity: 5 bulbs E14, 5 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb 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 cascade pendant lamp was made in several varieties. Also made with a brass perforated diffuser below the lampshades. Several different colours were used to paint the inside of the lampshades.
B.V.: Besloten Venootschap – the Dutch version of a private limited liability company.
Lakro B.V. is a family business founded in 1964 by mister Libert. The name Lakro is derived from LAmpen en KROnen: lamps and crowns. Kronen is a Dutch word for flush mounts and ceiling lamps. Lakro produced many lamps in aluminium.
In the 1990s his daughter opened a second business in Putten, also in The Netherlands.
Lakro was a wholesaler of lamps until 2002. His daughter and son-in-law transformed the company into a car styling and car audio business that same year.