Stylish minimalist design R-60 table light 'The Cricket' by Otto Wasch for Raak in 1962. An aluminum cylinder containing two sliding rods for positioning the lamp in height. The switch is placed on the bottom side of the lamp. The light is equipped with new wiring (including earth/ground) and a half mirrored E27 bulb.
dimensions: max. H 25 x L 27 cm - cylinder L 19.8 x Ø 5.3 cm
material: aluminium, porcelain (bulb holder)
bulb holder: E27 porcelain
nickname: 'De Krekel' in Dutch, translated 'The Cricket'
designer: Otto Wasch
manufacturer: Raak, Amsterdam, Netherlands
year: circa 1962
literature source: Raak Catalogue 8, page 264
condition: excellent condition, normal age related traces of use
Raak Lighting, founded by Carel Lockhorn in 1954, became one of the most important 'Dutch Design' lighting manufacturers of the 20th century. Before starting his company in Amsterdam, Carel Lockhorn had worked for Philips Lighting in Eindhoven. Raak's slogan was "illuminated architecture" which emphasized the brand's commitment to design. By using only high quality materials, they achieved an innovative style that was elegant and futuristic.