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Vitrika Brass Rise & Fall Pendant Lamp

Materials: Round light completely made of brass. Bakelite socket, rise & fall mechanism.

Cord Length: 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 metal; 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 lighting: light fixtures and wall lamps 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 Rise & Fall Pendant Lamp 1970s mid-century modern metal light produced in Denmark MCM

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