Product specifications

Designer

Gerrit Rietveld

Year

1922

Dimensions

40 x 40 x 155 cm (WxDxH) – height can be shortened to 55 cm

Material

3 tube lamps of 60W, lamp holders made of wood, 6 plastic glass tubes

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L40 pendant lamp (Tecta)

Gerrit Rietveld   |  1922

 845,00 incl. BTW

 


 

Rietveld designed the L40 pendant lamp in 1922. It was the inspiration for the early work of Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer before he focused on his world-famous tubular furniture, which in its turn was closely related to the work of Mart Stam. The L40 lamp was part of the design Rietveld made for the consultation room of the progressive doctor Arie Marinus Hartog from Maarssen. The design was simple and innovative, using the new tube lighting technology at the time.

The L40 pendant lamp in the Rietveld Schröderhuis. Photo: Stijn Poelstra © Rietveld Schröderarchief / Centraal Museum Utrecht / Pictoright, Amsterdam