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Swedish Rise & Fall Pendant Light

Materials: Incamiciato white/opaque crystal glass, metal (iron) diffuser, Rolly rise & fall mechanism, metal socket.

Cord: This one has an adjustable rise & fall mechanism (40 – 140 cm / 15.74 – 55.11 “), and can be easily adjusted in height by pulling the brass bar underneath.

Height: 25 cm / 9.84”

Width: 36 cm / 14.17”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 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, maybe it is by the hand of the French – Finnish designer Li Helo. She designed a similar light for the Dutch Company Raak in 1968. But this is just a guess. Li Helo was a “disciple” and good friend of the Finnish Maija Liisa Komulainen, who designed many beautiful lights.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

The socket in this light is made by the Swedish company BNL, today SAB-nordic, which is rarely seen. The rise & fall mechanism is by the Italian company Rolly. At that time it was the biggest producer in Europe for this kind of mechanisms. It’s dated 1974, in all probability this lamp is from that date or maximum a short while later.

Incamiciato: overlay lattimo glass (= milky looking glass) with a layer of transparent coloured glass.


Links (external links open in a new window)

Sab-Nordic website

Raak lights on Vintageinfo

Lights with a Rolly system on Vintageinfo

Raak Catalogues on Vintageinfo

Rise & Fall Swedish Pendant Light

Rise & Fall Swedish Pendant Light

Raak B-1045 - Li Helo

Raak B-1045 - Li Helo