Dutch modernist three light wall or ceiling fixture by Raak. Period 1960-65. Three spotlights in brushed aluminum and nickel on a lacquered metal rail. Marked with a label.
The fixture is equipped with the original, regular (E26-E27) Edison screw lamp sockets. The design was originally intented to be used either with regular bulbs - as pictured - or PAR38 spotlights (both up to 100 Watts).
Dimensions: height ceiling till drop 11.4 in. (29 cm), diameter of a sphere 7.0 inches (18 cm), length of the bar 23.6 inches (60 cm).
These Modernist ball shaped spots were already introduced to the Raak collection in the late 1950s. And by the early 1960s the company started to install them on rails as well. The fixture can either be attached to the wall or applied as flush mount. The direction of the shades can be adjusted individually: as they may be both tilted and turned by means of the joint in the stem. As electrical requirements vary from country to country, we recommend that you always have lights checked and installed by a local professional.
‘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.
Modernist Three Light Fixture by Raak, Amsterdam
Good condiotion. Wear consistent with age and use. Consistent with age and use: a small dent to one of the shades and some superficial scratches to the shades. Slight signs of oxidation to the stems.