Vitrika Brass Rise & Fall Pendant Lamp
Materials: Big round dish lampshade made of brass. Brass bar, brass parts. Rise & fall mechanism. Bakelite E27 socket.
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: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Vitrika, Gørløse, Denmark.
Other versions: This Vitrika brass rise & fall pendant lamp exists in several versions. It was also made in copper and without the bar underneath. The bar is only for the rise & fall lamps. Made in several sizes. The Vitrika company produced several lamps in this style.
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.
A copper Vitrika pendant lamp was used as a prop in the 2016 Swedish-French crime television series Midnattssol or Midnight Sun. Starring Leïla Bekhti, Gustaf Hammarsten and Göran Forsmark.
Many thanks to Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the beautiful pictures and the enthusiasm.