Blown smoked glass sphere. The fixture is suspended by three brass chains, which can be shortened if desired. Marked with the RAAK label. One bulb E27/E26 of max 40 watt, the electricity is used but in a good condition, approved to European standards. Works in the USA.
Dimensions: diameter sphere 12.6 in. (32 cm), height 11 in. (28 cm), height from ceiling till drop 43.3 in. (110 cm) max.
The lamp comes complete with the original chains and the original RAAK ceiling rose.
‘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 1960s and 1970s makes the company stand out in Dutch design history. The model offered (called ‘Saloon’) was created circa 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.
Literature: - Raak Catalogue 9 (Amsterdam, n.d), p. 212
Chandelier ‘Saloon’ by Raak, Amsterdam