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HALA SCISSOR LAMP

395,00 €

Very rare scissor lamp by H. Th. J. A. Busquet for HALA Zeist. This scissor lamp from the Solar series is in great condition with minimal user wear.
The bright red lamp with grey scissors and brass elements adds style to a room without disturbing a previous décor theme. It truly is the perfect fixture for any room!

CONDITION:

•In very good condition with some minor user wear.
•Ready to use, cleaned and re-wired.

 

DETAILS:
•Designer :H. Th. J. A. BUSQUET.
•Manufacturer :Hala Zeist.
•Model :Solar serie.
•Material :Brass & metal.
•Colour : Red, grey, brass.
•Dimensions :Ø 18 cm Height: 16 cm Depth: 40 cm (pulled out 66 cm)
•Provenance :The Netherlands.
•Period :1950's.

 

About H. Th. J. A. BUSQUET:

 

Dutch modernist industrial designer Herman Theodoor Jan Anthoin (H. Th. J. A.) Busquet was born in Holland in 1914. Even though his legacy remains strong through the minimalist lighting designs available on the vintage market, little verifiable information about Busquet’s life and career survives.

 

Around 1932, Busquet became the design director of the Dutch lighting manufacturer Hala, based in Zeist. Like Busquet himself, Hala has a clouded history, and it’s unclear whether the company was founded as an importer of German light bulbs in 1909, or if it was started under Busquet’s direction in the 1930s. In either case, Hala was one of the first lighting manufacturers in the Netherlands. During the Great Depression, Hala began producing cost effective products utilizing pipe and rod iron. After the Second World War, Hala’s simple and affordable designs were praised by the Goed Wonen Foundation, which aimed to address postwar material shortages and improve the quality of daily life through well-designed products for the home.

 

ost likely drawing inspiration from the De Stijl and Bauhaus movements, Busquets designs are radically simplified and have a coherent relationship between form and function. Like Gerrit Rietveld, his work often incorporates a primary color palette, with adjustable and directional features, often with a playful quality. His Pinocchio Lamp (1954) -which features sleek, articulated legs that form a tripod base, paired with painted metal shades in a choice of red, blue, yellow, green, white, or black- is the best known example this signature approach. Busquet’s other iconic designs include the 144 Desk Lamp (1932), 122 Lamp (1940s), and the innovative, adjustable Sun Series Pendants (1955).

 

About HALA:

 

The Dutch lighting manufacturer Hala, based in Zeist, has a clouded history, and it’s unclear whether the company was founded as an importer of German light bulbs in 1909, or if it was started under the Dutch modernist industrial designer Herman Theodoor Jan Anthoin (H. Th. J. A.) Busquet’s direction in the 1930s. Although little verifiable information about the company survives the minimalist lighting produced by Hala in the 1930s throughout the 1950s are popular on the vintage market today.

 

Although the correct date of company's inception is unknown, it is widely accepted that Hala was one of the first lighting manufacturers in the Netherlands. Sometime around 1932, H. Th. J. A. Busquet (1914-1955) became the design director. During the Great Depression, Hala began producing cost effective products utilizing pipe and rod iron. After the Second World War, Hala’s simple and affordable designs were praised by the Goed Wonen Foundation, which aimed to address postwar material shortages and improve the quality of daily life through well-designed products for the home. During the 1950s and ‘60s, Hala became a symbol for the economy of modernism.

 

Most likely drawing inspiration from the De Stijl and Bauhaus movements, Busquets designs were reductionist in style, forming a coherent relationship between form and function. Like Gerrit Rietveld, his work often incorporates a primary color palette, with adjustable and directional features, often with a playful quality. During his time at Hala, he designed icons such as the 144 Desk Lamp (1932); 122 Lamp (1940s); the Pinocchio Lamp (1954),which features sleek legs that form a tripod base, paired with painted metal shades in a choice of red, blue, yellow, green, white, or black; and the innovative, adjustable Sun Series Pendants (1955).

 

The company continued to operate after Busquet retired in 1955. In 2008, the company relocated to Amersfoort and operates under the official name Hala Nederlandsche Lampen Fabriek BV (Hala Dutch Lamps Factory BV).

  • Designer : H. Th. J. A. Busquet,50's, Aluminium, Busquet, Design, Dutch, dutch design, Dutch modernism, fifties, H. Busquet, Hala, Hala Zeist, Lamp, Metal, Mid century, Mid century modern, Design, Netherlands, red, Rood, Schaarlamp, Scissorlamp, Vintage,
  • Manufacturer : HALA Zeist
  • Material : Metal,aluminium,brass
  • Colour : Red,grey and brass
  • Measurements : Ø 18 cm Height: 16 cm Depth: 40 cm (pulled out 66 cm)
  • Condition : Excellent
  • Provenance: The Netherlands

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