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Lakro Cascading Pendant Chandelier

Materials: 3 anodised aluminium cylindrical lampshades made of 5 rings. Painted purple inside. Round aluminium canopy. Some metal and plastic parts. Several screws and nuts. 3 Bakelite E27 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.

Lakro Cascading Pendant Chandelier aluminium cylinders purple design: after Carl Thore 1960s 1970s MCM