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RAAK table lamps, large complementary pair, aluminum, steel & glass, 1972, Dutch
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RAAK table lamps, large complementary pair, aluminum, steel & glass, 1972, Dutch

Code: 11055

Price: £1,100 / $1,397 / €1,287 / ¥9,944 for the pair

Height: 86.5cm (34.1")     Width: 48cm (18.9")
Depth: 48cm (18.9")
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RAAK table lamps, brutalist large complementary pair, aluminium, steel & glass, 1972, Dutch. 

These brutalist but colorful decorative lamps, rather individual than modernistic, have many characteristic features of the designs of Nanny Still- McKinney, the attributed designer, one of the most famous designers at RAAK Amsterdam.

This pair of table lamps have been gently cleaned while respecting the vintage patina. Both are newly rewired & earthed, fully working and PAT tested by an electrician. Each has a new E 27 nickel metal earthed lamp holder, black switch, grey silk cable & new black plug. Light bulbs included. It is possible to use these lights in other countries although it may be necessary to purchase different light bulbs suitable to local electricity. They can be used with a dimmer.

This pair of large table lamps combine Modernist & Brutalist influences in the design. Complemented with the addition of handmade coloured glass panels that soften the look and add glamour. They literally make a `huge` decorative statement and would suit a range of Interiors such as Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco, Hollywood Regency, Brutalist, 70`s Glamour, Post Modern, Industrial or Contemporary.

This set of complementary lamps are similar in design but not exactly the same size & shape. The materials and details are both the same. The base size, central column with number, size and position of discs is the same. The only variations between the two lamps is that one lamp has a slightly conical shade and the other is slightly taller with a cylindrical drum shade.

Each lamp consists of 3 parts: a stainless steel hood, a central column with a combination of aluminum discs & coloured glass, and an aluminum base.

The round base is in brushed aluminum and weighted on the underside which makes these lamps very stable.

From the base rises the central tubular aluminum column. This is decorated with a series of 5 aluminum rings. The top and bottom are empty circular frames. The 3 rings in the middle hold hand made coloured glass panels. Each of these 5 rings rotates 360 degrees and can be placed in different positions, as well as move up and down the main vertical column. Each section with glass is composed by 2 round glass panels of the same colour fitted at either side of the aluminum round frame. The diversity of texture, effect and colour is exceptional.

At the top of the column there is the stainless steel shade with a polished brushed texture on the outside. Inside it is lined with zinc alloy. Interestingly the joint in the shade is finished with a flat head bolt which contributes to the B rutalist design. The shade is very stable, fitted to the main column by two iron stretchers. The shade is screwed to the 4 ends of these arms.

These large vintage table lamps are in very good condition. All the glass panels are original with no chips. The glass does have the natural irregularities characteristic of Art Glass, such as minor lines and varied texture. The brushed aluminum base is in good condition with no dents and only superficial marks in line with age. The stainless steel shades are in very good condition and sound, with minor superficial marks and tiny dents where they fit to the stretcher as photographed.

Additional dimensions

The shorter lamp has the following dimensions:

Total Height: 80.5 cm, Width: 45 cm, Depth: 45 cm,

The shade is: Height: 32.5 cm, top Diameter: 45 cm, bottom diameter: 40.5 cm

The base is: Height: 2.7 cm, Diameter: 19 cm

The taller  lamp has the following dimensions:

Total Height: 86.5 cm, Width: 48 cm, Depth: 48 cm

The shade is: Height: 35 cm, Diameter: 48 cm

The base is: Height: 2.7 cm, Diameter: 19 cm

These lamps sell together or separate.

They are featured individually on this site as item #11088 (conical shade) & item #11089 (cylinder drum shade). 

Packing is offered free of charge. We take special professional care while packing. For safe transport the lamps would be packed individually with bubble wrap, foam and an outer layer of card. They would easily fit into two separate boxes with cushion filling for secure shipping with a courier.   We ship with reliable couriers (signed for, tracked & insured).

MAIN DELIVERY CHARGES (both lamps together, packed in 2 boxes):

Within London (UK): £ Free
UK Mainland: £ 170
European Union: £ 275
United States/Canada: £ 570
Japan: £ 610
Australia: £ 950
Rest of the World please enquire.


Nanny Still-McKinney (1926-2009) studied at Finland’s Central School of Arts and Crafts in Helsinki. Already before her graduation in 1950, she started working as a designer for Riihimäki Lasi, at that time Finland’s largest glass factory. Still’s work was on display on the Milan Triennials of 1954, 1957 and 1960. So when she joined the design team of the Dutch lighting firm Raak in the early 1960`s, she had already established an international reputation. Her lighting designs for Raak display the same kind of qualities as her work for Riihimäki: they are colorful and decorative, rather individual than modernistic.

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