Silver gray metal plate with small perforations, copper rods and stained glass. Excellent condition. The specific melting technique makes each design unique.
This 70s wall light, created by Raak's design team, reminds of the map of a ‘galaxy far, far away…’ or a Star Trek computer. It is a wonderful example of how the 'Space Age' was present in all areas of the early sixties until the late seventies. Fascination with new developments in space technology influenced fine arts, architecture, industrial and interior design. Space entered people's living rooms through television and gave shape to objects in their daily environment.
The Collage derives its captivating charms mainly by the beautiful melting technique with stained glass. There is hardly any other material that spreads such an atmospheric glow and creates these picturesque effects. Every colorful circle reminds of a planet with microscopic details, revealing themselves through light. The tight framing of these organic light sources creates a perfect balance between chaos and order and gives this beautiful sculpture its timeless look.
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Raak was an Amsterdam lamp factory, founded in 1954 by Carel O. Lockhorn, who used to work for the lighting division of Philips. Raak also had a branch in Eindhoven. The caption on its labels said Light Architecture, which pointed out that their lamps need to be seen as extensive and supporting elements of architecture and interior design. The company manufactured many lights for public and government buildings as well as for home use. A large and international group of architects, industrial designers, electrical engineers and decorators contributed to the refined minimalist aesthetic of Raak’s light objects (E.J. Jelles, Maija Liisa Komulainen, Frank Ligtelijn, Nanny Still, Nico Kooy, Sergio Asti, e.a.). Frank Ligtelijn's Globe 2000 (also called Raak 2000), a floor lamp manufactured in 1961, really set the tone for the company's characteristic style: a sophisticated design, durable and beautifully finished materials and a name that excites the imagination.