The counter balance lamp of J.J.M. Hoogervorst is one of the most iconic Dutch lighting products from the last century. Ceiling lamp No. 1506, or The Upper King, comes in cream and is based on a design from the late Sixties.
By twisting the weight at the end, the shade can be moved up and down. And also the shade itself is adjustable. The Upper King in is made from aluminium & steel components.
ANVIA - REVIVAL
The legendary brand ANVIA ('Algemeene Nederlandsche Verlichtingsindustrie Almelo', founded in 1933) was recently relaunched in 2014. Director Michel Klein produces lighting with a nod to the mid-century models of Hoogervorst. All these lamps feature the newest lighting technology: when past meets future.
Jan Hoogervorst is probably one of the biggest mid-century designers of the Netherlands. A true artisan with an excellent sense of proportion, but also a strong Calvinist who likes functional design in its purest form.