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Gold Colored ‘Balance’ Sconces by Bertrand Balas for RAAK Amsterdam, 1972

$3,071.79per set

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Set of sculptural ‘Balance’ sconces in very good condition. Designed by the French designer / architect Bertrand Balas and manufactured by RAAK Amsterdam in the 1970s. The sconces are made from metal (brass) which is sculpted into a beautiful organic form. The surface of the metal has a ‘safari’ structure and is lacquered gold. Each sconce has a porcelain socket and is rewired for US use. Suitable for a 110/220 Volt, 40 Watt bulb. The Dutch company “RAAK Lichtarchitectuur” (Light Architecture) was founded in 1954 by Carel O. Lockhorn, a previous employee of Philips Lighting Eindhoven. RAAK, which means “to hit” in Dutch, implies design which precisely “hits the nail on the head”. RAAK is best known for their organic modern design of the 1960s and 1970s which combined glass & metals for a sophisticated futuristic style.    References: Mangiarotti, Space Age, Midcentury Design, Postwar, Sixties, Seventies, 60s, 70s, Verner Panton, Joe Colombo, Pierre Paulin, Tobia Scarpa, Osvaldo Borsani, Eero Saarinen, Eero Aarnio, Alvar Aalto, Alessandro Mendini, Gruppo 55, Artifort, Fritz Hanssen, Gavina, Pierre Chapo, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Zalszupin

Details

  • Creator
    RAAK (Manufacturer),Bertrand Balas (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15.75 in. (40 cm)Width: 7.88 in. (20 cm)Depth: 5.52 in. (14 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Brass,Metal,Lacquered
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1972
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Echt, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1805321295942

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    Ships From: Echt, Netherlands
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