Large chandelier 'Zonnewende' by Raak Amsterdam, design J.W. Bosman 1965. All lamps are fitted with heavy crystal shades, which radiate in a glittering way. Because of this quality the chandelier were dubbed 'Solstice' in the Raak sales catalogue.
Dimensions: diameter 38 inches (97 cm). From ceiling till drop: 47 inches (120 cm).
We can shorten the length on request. Diameter of a single crystal glass: 4.7 in. (12 cm). 32 bulbs E27/E26 of max 60 watt, the electricity is used but in a good condition, approved to European standards. Works in the USA.
We offer this chandelier separately, but it is originally part of a large collection of the Raak lighting. The unique collection consists:
- 1 huge chandelier, holding 32 light bulbs each, diameter: 38 inches (97 cm). From ceiling till drop: 47 inches (120 cm).
- 5 chandeliers, holding 6 light bulbs each, diameter: 22.4 inches (56,9 cm). From ceiling till drop: 47 inches (120 cm).
- 11 sconces, holding 2 light bulbs each, height: 11.0 in. (28 cm), depth: 7.09 in. (18 cm).
- 5 single pendants, height: 9.8 in. (23 cm). Price of the pendants all together 200 euro and for free if you buy all the other fixtures.
Given the size of the chandelier and the number of fixtures available, this collection would be very suitable for a large interior design project. If you buy everything at once we will make a better price, of course.
Raak Lighting Architecture was founded in Amsterdam in 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 Sales Catalogue 6 (n.d), p. 20 (sconces), p. 109 (pendants), p. 150-151 (chandeliers)
Huge Chandelier 'Zonnewende' by J.W. Bosman for Raak Amsterdam 1965
Beautiful, the electricity is used but in a good condition, approved to European standards. Works in the USA.