Founded in 1954 by Carel O. Lockhorn, Raak is recognized as one of the most important Dutch lighting manufacturers of the 20th century. Before launching his business in Amsterdam, Lockhorn had worked for lighting giant Philips in Eindhoven. Raak’s tagline was ‘Illuminated Architecture’ or Lichtarchitectuur in Dutc. The aesthetic was both elegant and futuristic, using high quality materials with innovative forms.
Materials – opaline glass, aluminium. Provenance: Collector from the Netherlands. A few tiny nibbles to edge of glass on underside of globe (not visible), some surface wear to Aluminium.
H39.5 W18 D18cm