Herda Pendant lamps

Frans Daniels started the family business Herda "lighting industry" with two brothers in 1946. The brothers were inventive enough to get around the post-war material shortage by using cookie cans, which had been dropped by the Allies during the war. Thus the first Herda lamps were created from the recycled metal of the cookie cans.

The company started small, but in its heyday it employed over 350 people who took care of the production of 2,500 lighting stores in the Netherlands. That was 95 percent of the total market at the time. At the time, Herda was the largest lamp manufacturer in the Netherlands.

Today, vintage Herda lamps are still very much in demand and add a touch of Dutch craftsmanship and style to any design interior.