Rare ‘Concorde’ Pendant or Table Lamp by Raak, model B-1050. Period 1968-69. Brushed aluminium.
Dimensions: height 12.6 in. (32 cm), diameter: 7.0 inches (18 cm).
Achievements in the field of air and space travel have always been a major source of inspiration for designers. Judging from the text in the catalogue the world’s first supersonic passenger plane clearly inspired the Raak design team in conceiving this futuristic lamp. “Clear aluminium tubes, slim and shiny like the fuselage of a supersonic aircraft; each tube ending in the rapid shape of a delta wing” This rare lamp, which doubles as a table light, has only been produced for ca. 2 years.
Literature: - Raak Lighting, Catalogue 8 (Amsterdam, 1969), 140-141.
‘Concorde’ Pendant or Table Lamp by Raak