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Metalarte Hala 145 Desk Lamp

Materials: Black triangular metal (iron) base. 2 square white painted metal rods. Grey painted mushroom lampshade, painted white inside. Some metal parts. Metal and porcelain E27 socket.

Height: 35 cm / 13.77” – adjustable

Lampshade: 28 cm / 11.02”

Base: 15,5 cm / 6.10”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred, but the smaller the better.

Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Herman Theodoor Jan Anthoin Busquet (February 9, 1914 – June 12, 1977).

Manufacturer: Hala Zeist Lampenfabriek, Zeist, The Netherlands.

Other versions: This Metalarte Hala 145 desk lamp exists in several colours. It was produced for many years.

This lamp is the Metalarte version, it is stamped on the metal near the socket, as you  can see.


The Metalarte company was founded in 1932 in Cannoveles, some 30 km/19 mi from Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. In the 1960’s and 1970’s it renewed its catalogue and started working with external designers and companies. For instance, they sold lamps produced by Louis Poulsen from Denmark and Arteluce and Stilnovo from Italy. Today the company is part of the Luxonia group. Together with the Troll and Sagelux brands.

Designers that worked for Metalarte are, among others: André Ricard, Enric Franch, Josep Lluscà, Estudi Blanc, Josep Aregall, Oscar and Sergi Devesa, Antoni Arola, Lievore Altherr Molina, Ricard Ferrer, George W. Hansen, Héctor Serrano, Jordi Llopis, Ana Mir, Emili Padrós, Otto Canalda and Ramón Úbeda.

Hala Zeist Lampenfabriek

Hala is one of the first light companies of The Netherlands, originated in 1932 in the city of Zeist and later moved to Amersfoort. At first it was a division of HALA, Hannoversche Lampenfabrik GmbH from Germany.

Herman Theodoor Jan Anthoin Busquet, the designer of many Hala lamps is also the founder of the company.

Dijkstra Lampen B.V. 

In 2011 Hala took over Dijkstra Lampen from Haarlem, also in the Netherlands. In 2013 Fokke Dijkstra junior was in a position to buy back the company his grandfather started. “Making lamps is in our genes” thus Fokke Dijkstra jr.

Today the company is located in Almere (since 2008) and is part of Maretti Lighting. A lot of Hala lamps are still for sale in the Maretti webshop.

Metalarte Hala 145 Desk Lamp – 1967 Hala Catalogue Picture

Models 144, 145, 146 & 147

Metalarte Hala 145 Desk Lamp - Models 144, 145, 146, 147 - 1967 Catalogue Picture

Links (external links open in a new window)

Metalarte website

Hala website

Maretti Lighting