The model offered (called ‘Saloon’) was created around 1970 as part of a range of Raak chandeliers which combines the idea of a traditional lamp with modern features. In this sense this lamp looks ahead to the conceptual approach which is so characteristic for Dutch Design of the past two decades. The fixture is suspendend by three brass chains, which can be shortened if desired. The lamp comes complete with the original chains and the original Raak ceiling rose. Marked.
Height: 11 in. (28 cm), max drop: 43.3 in. (110 cm). Diameter: 12.6 in. (32 cm)
‘Raak Lighting Architecture’ was founded in Amsterdam 1954. As the company name suggests, Raak aimed at the professional market from the start on. In the 30 years Raak existed it produced many daring models, quite often designed by prominent artists like Tapio Wirkkala, Sergio Asti , Casati & Ponzio and Lomazzi, D’Urbino & De Pas. The exceptional large and diverse creative output during the 1960’s and 1970’s makes the company stand out in Dutch design history.
Literature: - Raak Catalogue 9 (Amsterdam, n.d), p. 212
Chandelier ‘Saloon’ by Raak, Amsterdam