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In Dutch, “raak” means “to hit” or “to hit the nail on the head.” Lighting company RAAK certainly accomplished that with its unique mid-century modern designs of futuristic, Space Age metal lamps, pendants and other lighting creations. 

RAAK was founded in 1954 by Carel O. Lockhorn (1923–2004), a former employee of the Philips Lighting company in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Under the tagline “Illuminated Architecture,” RAAK focused on producing elegant, sophisticated and modern lighting that would blend seamlessly with high-concept interiors. 

During the 1960s, one of RAAK’s most well-known designs came from its in-house designer, Frank Ligtelijn, who created the Globe 2000 series of glass and chrome floor lamps, pendants and wall lights. Another key collaboration was with Dutch artist and glassmaker Willem van Oyen, who produced the iconic Chartres wall lights in 1964. Van Oyen’s Brutalist design evoked melted paintings and was inspired by the stained glass windows in the Chartres Cathedral in France.

In the 1970s, RAAK worked with several influential international artists, such as Italian designers Sergio Asti, Giotto Stoppino and Cesare Casati and Emanuele Ponzio, and Finnish designers Maija Liisa Komulainen (best known for her metallic, cylindrical Fuga lamp) and Tapio Wirkkala, creator of the handblown crystal Suomi pendant lamps.

Through the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, RAAK enjoyed enormous success throughout Europe and worldwide for its modern lamps and decorative lighting. In 1974, Lockhorn sold RAAK to the furniture company ITT but remained its director until 1977. In 1980, RAAK merged with BIS Lighting and was renamed BISRAAK. Then, in 1999, the company entered into another merger, this time with Artilite B.V. and Indoor B.V., and became the Center for Light Architecture. It declared bankruptcy in 2011.

RAAK lighting continues to be highly coveted today among interior designers and avid vintage furniture collectors.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of vintage RAAK lighting, decorative objects and more.

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'Lucifero' or 'Quinquet' Wall Lamp for RAAK Amsterdam, 1960's, 4 available
By RAAK
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This wall lamp, model 'Lucifero' or 'Quinquet', was designed for RAAK in the 1960's. It has a black coated metal fixture with a ring that holds the opaline glass shade/diffuser. Deco...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Metal

1/6 Small ‘Licht-Drops’ Globe Pendant by RAAK Amsterdam 1960s
By RAAK
Located in Echt, NL
Small ‘Light-drops’ Pendant by RAAK Amsterdam in very good condition. Six available. Handblown glass 18 cm. (7 Inch) globe with a teardrop pattern trapped inside the glass. The p...
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20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern RAAK More Lighting

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Chrome, Metal

Dutch Design RAAK Opal Wall Lights
By RAAK
Located in Antwerp, BE
Exceptional constructivist design in Bauhaus style. Opaline glass in a mold formed with a bakelite suspension, labeled RAAK.
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Opaline Glass, Bakelite

Set of Six Space Age White Metal Dutch"Raak" Pendant Lamps
By RAAK
Located in Antwerp, BE
A set of six elegant modern metal hanging lamps painted white designed by Raak the best known for their organic modern design of the 1960s and 19...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Metal

Pair of Multicolored Applied Glass Sconces by A. Lankhorst for RAAK, Amsterdam
By A. Lankhorst, J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting, RAAK
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of multicolored applied glass sconces by A. Lankhorst for RAAK, Amsterdam. Interesting pair of large Mid-Century Modern multicolored applied glass sconces on metal frames by A....
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Glass

Nanny Still Copper Glass Brutalist Pendant, RAAK, 1960s
By Nanny Still McKinney, RAAK
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Rustic midcentury modern brutalist 1960s Finnish/Dutch ceiling patinated copper pendant. Thick textured amber glass cone covered with blackened copper that gives way to fourteen larg...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern RAAK More Lighting

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Copper

RAAK Ceiling Lights 'Maxi-Light Bulb' in Smoked Glass and Brass
By RAAK
Located in Waalwijk, NL
RAAK Amsterdam, ceiling light model 'Maxi-Light Bulb' B-1260, brass, smoked glass, The Netherlands, 1960s. RAAK created an amusing lamp by building a light bulb around a light bulb....
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Brass

Vintage iconic Cascade lamp by Raak Nederland Amsterdam 1960s
By RAAK
Located in Verviers, BE
Vintage iconic Cascade lamp by Raak Nederland Amsterdam 1960s Photography fails to capture the color en the beauty of the piece. ? In real-time, they look stunning. Height adjustab...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Chrome

Highly Rare C-1575 Teak and Opaline Glass Wall Lamp by Eje Ahlgren for RAAK 1957
By Eje Ahlgren, RAAK
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This elegant and very rare wall lamp was designed by Eje Ahlgren for RAAK in 1957. It is made of a teak wooden star shaped frame with a metal hook that hol...
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1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Metal

Large Raak Clear Glass Globe with Chrome Hardware and Black Cord
By RAAK
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large midcentury clear blown glass globe with chrome hardware and black cord. chrome socket cover adds a modern detail. Shown with silver tipped bulb (not included) in good original ...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Blown Glass

Vintage Mid Century Double Sconce Vigilante C1663 Wall Light by Raak
By RAAK
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
The double sconce wall light by Raak Amsterdam, Vigilante C1663. The wall lamp has a heavy metal frame and has two seeded glass shades. The lamp requires two E27 lightbulbs and curre...
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1970s Dutch Space Age Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Metal

Amber Raak Glass Pendant Light Hand Blown, 1970s
By RAAK
Located in Antwerp, BE
RAAK rare 1960s teardrop pendant with amber colored glass and blackened copper.     
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Brass

Nanny Still Copper and Amber Glass Pendant Lamps Set of Three lamps
By Nanny Still, RAAK
Located in London, GB
Set of three cone shape amber glass pendant lamps made from blown glass & oxidized copper. They are all unique in execution. The deep amber expanded glass is blown with regularity in...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Copper

RAAK "Dewdrop" Smoked Glass Flushmount Light with Brass Hardware
By RAAK
Located in Los Angeles, CA
RAAK B-1260 1960's smoked glass flushmount with brass hardware. Can also be a drop pendant. In original condition.
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Brass

Small Hand Blown Glass Globe Pendants by RAAK with Chrome Hardware
By RAAK
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Small RAAK blown glass globe pendants with slightly different cords. One fat cord and one regular cord. In original condition. Cords are 30"+ - 40+" long.
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Blown Glass

Set of 2 Sterrenregen wall lamps by Evert Jelle Jelles for Raak, 1960's
By RAAK, Evert Jelle Jelles
Located in Steenwijk, NL
These fantastic wall lamps, model 'Sterrenregen' (translated 'Rain of stars'), were designed by Evert Jelle Jelles for Raak in the 1960's. The lamp is made of a light grey painted al...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Metal, Aluminum

1970s, Mid-Century Dutch RAAK Chrome & Abstract Glass Cascading Hanging Light
By RAAK
Located in London, GB
1970s Mid century RAAK Amsterdam chrome and glass cascading hanging light. The light has 5 hanging shades suspended from a star chrome ceiling plate. The formed glass shades feature ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern RAAK More Lighting

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Wire, Chrome

Pair of Square Gold Metal Raindrop Wall Lamps by Jelle Jelles for RAAK 1965
By Jelle Jelles, RAAK
Located in London, GB
Three pairs of minimalist wall lamps in gold tinted anodized aluminium designed by Jelle Jelles produced by Raak: model number C.1627. Jelles was a leading architect of the Dutch lat...
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1960s Dutch Minimalist Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Aluminum

Set of 3 Raak "Dewdrop" Smoked Glass Pendants
By RAAK
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Raak smoked glass pendant lights with brass tone hardware. Largest Globe is 10" with 24" Cord, Medium Globe is 8.375" with 48" Cord, Small ...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Smoked Glass

Vintage Iconic Lamp Massive Belgium 1960s
By RAAK
Located in Verviers, BE
Vintage iconic lamp by Massive Belgium 1960s Photography fails to capture the color en the beauty of the piece. ? In real-time, they look stunning. H...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Chrome

1/6 Beautiful ‘Licht-Drops’ Globe Pendant by RAAK Amsterdam, 1960s
By RAAK
Located in Echt, NL
Beautiful ‘Light-drops’ pendant by RAAK Amsterdam in very good condition. Six available. Handblown glass 25 cm. (9.85 Inch) globe with a teardrop pattern trapped inside the glass....
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20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern RAAK More Lighting

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Chrome, Metal

Pair of "RAAK" Black Adjustable Wall Lamps, 1960s
By RAAK
Located in Antwerp, BE
Wall lights by RAAK Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1960s. Adjustable to any direction you choose, to use as ambience lighting or as direct spot. Can also be used without aluminum shade....
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Aluminum, Metal

'Clair Obscur' Wall Lamp by RAAK Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1960s
By RAAK
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This very decorative wall lamp was designed and made by RAAK in the 1960s. It is made of black sheet metal that has copper tubes at one side for a stunning light effect. Also the top...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Copper, Sheet Metal

Exceptional 16-Light Chandelier 'Zonnewende' by J.W. Bosman for RAAK Amsterdam
By J.W. Bosman, RAAK
Located in Voorburg, NL
Characteristic XL sixteen-light chandelier called 'Zonnewende' made by RAAK Amsterdam. Designed by J.W. Bosman, 1965. All lamps are fitted with opaline glass shades. RAAK lighting a...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern RAAK More Lighting

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Steel

Chandelier of 3 Glass and Brass 'Maxi Globe' Pendant Lamps by RAAK, 1960's
By RAAK
Located in Steenwijk, NL
The "Maxi globe" pendant lamp was designed by RAAK Amsterdam in the 1960's. It is made of slightly smoked glass and brass in a beautiful shape of a large light bulb. This 'Compositio...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Brass

C-1725 Basket-Bol Wall Lamp with Raindrop Glass Bowl by RAAK, 14 Available
By RAAK
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This very nice wall lamp was designed and made by RAAK in the 1970s. It has a black lacquered wall plate, a chrome-plated ring and a glass bowl with raindrop structure that gives a b...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Metal, Chrome

Glass De Stijl Inspired Wall Sconce for RAAK Amsterdam, 1960s
By RAAK
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This very impressive lamp model 'Stijl-relief', was designed for RAAK Amsterdam in the 1960s. The design is inspired by the cubistic works of the famous art movement 'De Stijlgroep': "a square tableau with accurate rhythmic divided areas of color that are different in height, by melting alchemical glass...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Metal

'Zodiac' Floor Lamp by Ton A.C. Alberts for RAAK
By RAAK
Located in Antwerp, BE
'Zodiac' floor lamp by Ton A.C. Alberts for RAAK. Four brushed chrome steel legs to support the darker oak frame and the large opal satin white glass globe.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern RAAK More Lighting

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Aluminum

Set of 2 Black Metal 'Night Owl' Wall Lamps for RAAK, the Netherlands, 1960s
By RAAK
Located in Steenwijk, NL
The idea was that a small but fundamental problem was solved with this smart 'Nachtuil' or 'Nightowl' by RAAK. This is the perfect lamp for couples that do not fall asleep at the sam...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Metal

Dark Green Garden Lamp for RAAK in Excellent Condition, 1970s
By RAAK
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This stunning aluminum garden lamp is a very cool design, made by RAAK in the 1970s, 20 available. It has a dark green angular reflector, cast from 1 piece and a solid black foot. Al...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Metal, Aluminum

Nanny Still Glass Pendant Light for RAAK
By RAAK
Located in Antwerp, BE
Nanny still for RAAK, Amsterdam The height of the three glass cylinders is 7.08 inches and the diameter is 4.33 inches. The total height is 34.25 inches. The width of the iron beam...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern RAAK More Lighting

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Copper

Large Industrial B-1011.0000 Pendant Lamp by RAAK
By RAAK
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This is a bronze/grey colored octagon shaped lamp, with acrylic layers in between which give a nice effect when lit. The lamp has a round diffuser at the bottom and one lamp at the b...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Metal

Exquisite RAAK Amsterdam Table Lamp in Glass and Brass
By RAAK
Located in Voorburg, NL
Unique RAAK table lamp in excellent condition. Designed and made by RAAK Amsterdam, Holland. Very rare and beautiful lamp with a white glass base, brass middle part and a smoked glas...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern RAAK More Lighting

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Brass

Chandelier in Glass and Brass by Raak
By RAAK
Located in Antwerp, BE
Glass and brass chandelier by RAAK, Netherlands. There are four extra glass elements.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern RAAK More Lighting

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Brass

Big Floor Lamp Model 'Shantung' with Fabric Shade by RAAK, Netherlands, 1970s
By RAAK
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This tall floor lamp, model Shantung or D-2163.14, by RAAK is in a good to very good condition. It has a chromed metal base and his original cream colored Shantung fabric shade.
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Chrome

Vintage Cascading Lamp attr. to RAAK, Amsterdam, 1960s
By RAAK
Located in Schagen, NL
This wonderful modernist lamp consists of six chromed pendants which are originally laquered orange on the inside. Each pendant can be adjusted in height. The ceiling plate diameter ...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Chrome

Expressive RAAK D-3202 Aluminium and Chrome Floor Lamp
By RAAK
Located in Voorburg, NL
Expressive floor lamp manufactured by RAAK Amsterdam in the 1960s. Very nice chrome and aluminum accents. Original version with original label and numbered RAAK D...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern RAAK More Lighting

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Aluminum, Chrome

Custom-Made "Chains of Light" by RAAK. Netherlands, Early 1960s
By RAAK
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This light is a great item and a perfect resemblance of Dutch modern lighting design from the late 1950s and early 1960s. This item comes from the home of an architect who had this ...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Metal

RAAK Smoke Glass and Brass Pendant
By RAAK
Located in New York, NY
1970s RAAK smoke glass and brass pendant.
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1970s Dutch Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Brass

Nanny Still Pendant Light for Raak
By RAAK
Located in Antwerp, BE
Nanny Still for Raak, Amsterdam The height of the three glass cylinders is 7.08 inches and the diameter is 4.33 inches. The total height is 34.25 inches. The widths of the iron beam...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern RAAK More Lighting

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Copper

RAAK Three-Globe Chandelier
By RAAK
Located in Antwerp, BE
Three 'bubble' glass globes suspended at variant and adjustable lengths.
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Nanny Still Copper and Glass Pendant Lamps set of Three
By RAAK, Nanny Still
Located in London, GB
Set of Tree amber glass pendant lamps made from blown glass & oxidized copper. They are all unique in execution. The deep amber expanded glass is blown with regularity into external patinated copper spherical frames. The mix of metal and trapped organic glass is like cushions squeezing through the metal frame like air bubbles. Mid-Century Modern lamps designed by the Scandinavian by Nanny Still for the innovative Dutch lighting company Raak in the 1960's. This technique of ‘Glass trapped’ by metal dates back thousands of years, but this type of caged blown...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Copper

Mid Century Kristall B1217 Pendant Lamp in Murano and Opaline Crystal by Raak
By RAAK
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
A very rare rare glass pendant by RAAK, model 'Kristall B1217'. This lamp is made of high-quality Venetian glass in a hexagon shape. The christal structure of the glass spreads the l...
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1970s Vintage RAAK More Lighting

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Glass

Raak more lighting for sale on 1stDibs.

RAAK more lighting are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of RAAK more lighting, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original more lighting by RAAK were created in the mid-century modern style in netherlands during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider more lighting by Louis Kalff, Philips, and Gepo. Prices for RAAK more lighting can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $361 and can go as high as $5,060, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,145.

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