Gerrit Thomas Rietveld L40 Hanging Lamp
  • Gerrit Thomas Rietveld L40 Hanging Lamp
Gerrit Rietveld (1888 – 1964)
»Maker of things – sometimes of magical things« (Peter Smithson, 1965)
Gerrit Rietveld was a pioneer of modern­ism. His »Red and Blue Chair« and L40 Pendant Lamp were the first lasting sym­bols of a new era, even before the Bau­haus was founded. Marcel Breuer’s early work was strongly influenced by Rietveld’s, but he then moved on to create his epoch-making tubular steel furniture.
The L40 was designed in 1922 for the consulting room of a progressive doctor named Arie Marinus Hartog. This ground-breaking and audacious design consisted simply of bare tubular light bulbs suspended from the ceiling cable.

Material & Colour
Frame: 3 tubular lamps, 60 W
Sockets: wood, 6 acrylic glass tubes

Dimensions (cm)
Width: 40
Depth: 40
Height: 55 or 155

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld