Oranjelaan 18 a Rotterdam 3062BS Netherlands 0031627557934
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$ 1,160

Pair of model C-1651 wall lamps by RAAK Amsterdam, 1960s

Documentation Makers Label/Invoice
Origin Netherlands
Period 1950-1979
Materials Metal, brass and opaline glass
W. 8.27 in; H. 10.24 in;
W. 21 cm; H. 26 cm;
Condition Very good vintage condition
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description Model No. C-1651, nicknamed nachtuiltje in Dutch, or 'night owl', designed and manufactured by lighting company RAAK Amsterdam in the 1960s. The lamp was intended as a wall lamp, but it can also function as a table lamp. The two circular lights can be dimmed individually.

The concept of this lamp is poetically explained in Raak catalogue No. 6 (translated from Dutch): "Raak solves a small but vital problem with this 'wise night owl': the lighting for spouses who do not fall asleep at the same time. Centrally above the twin beds, this night owl closes one eye on request for the one who wants to sleep. The other can read on without disturbing. Entirely in white metal, or in black with white blinkers."

The lamps are in very good condition and one of them is branded on the inside. Rare pieces. The price is for the pair.
Styles / Movements Contemporary, Mid Century, Modern
Dealer Reference Number 1819362 & 1820477
Incollect Reference Number 404331
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