RAAK pendants Fontaine Jaillissante by Betrand Balas 1970





Large lot of pendant lamps designed by Bertrand Balas and manufactured by Raak Amsterdam, Holland 1970. These lamps are also called ‘Springfontein’ in Dutch, or fontaine jaillissante. The lamps have a brown painted shade and gold anodized inside for a nice reflection of the light. Give very nice warm light when lit and because of the large numbers, great to use in a hotel or restaurant for example. The lamps us a E27 bulb up to 150 watts. Priced and sold per 1 lamp.


Bertrand Balas is a French architect and designer who started his professional life in 1962 as an independent. It was in 1965 during a trip that this designer came into contact with Raak, a company that was very fundamental to the development of his design skills. He then began to draft a few projects. That’s when his collection “Here Comes the sun” began to take shape. But Bertrand Balas is above all an architect. For years, he devoted himself only to his work as an architect because he no longer had the freedom of mind to create spaces where he got lost, to imagine shapes, volumes, colours, and materials.


It was finally long after that, when he retired, that he was called by Fréderic Winkler, interested in what would become “Here Comes the Sun”. From then on, his career as a designer of light objects started again, to his great delight. This is the original first production made by RAAK Amsterdam in the 1970s, these lamps are currently being produced under license by DCW Editions, they changed the name to; Here comes the sun.


All our lights are checked, cleaned and are suitable for use in the USA. For US usage you would only have to change the plug or get a holiday converter if needed.

Designer: Bertrand Balas
Type: B-1023-1600
Manufacturer: Raak Amsterdam
Year: 1970
Country: Holland
Materials: Painted aluminum, anodized
Condition: Very good
Height: 32 cm
Width: 35 cm
Depth: 35 cm
Item nr: VP16NO15

Holland / Belgium: € 10
Europe: € 50 - 75
Outside Europe: € 125 - 200

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