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Vitrika Brass Pendant Lamp

Materials: Brass, Bakelite socket, rise & fall mechanism.

Cord lenght: it 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: 35 cm / 13.77”

Width: ∅ 45 cm / 17.71”

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.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Vitrika, Gørløse, Denmark.

Vitrika was founded in 1948 by a designer, a salesman, and a craftsman. The name comes from the Danish words “vi tre kan” (we three can). They had their own very unique style and mostly made their lights out of brass alloy or copper and glass, and always of outstanding quality.

Vitrika kept producing lamps until 1996 when they re-located the company to Gørløse, also in Denmark and changed their name into Junge & Vitrika.

Today they are a wholesale business in light bulbs and electric parts for lamps such as transformers, switches and fuses, and they go by the name JV Lighting. They still produce some lights: light fixtures and wall lights for office and warehouse and magnifying glass table lamps.

Their official name is still Junge & Vitrika though.


Links (external links open in a new window)

The Vitrika website (in Danish)

Brass on Wikipedia

Vitrika lamps on Vintageinfo

Vitrika Brass Pendant Lamp

Many thanks to Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the beautiful pictures and the enthusiasm.