Characteristic XL Sixteen-light chandelier called 'Zonnewende' made by RAAK Amsterdam. Designed by J.W. Bosman, 1965. All lamps are fitted with opaline glass shades.
RAAK lighting architecture was founded in Amsterdam in 1954. In the 30 years RAAK existed it produced many daring models, quite often designed by prominent artists like Tapio Wirkkala, Sergio Asti, Casati & Ponzio and Lomazzi, D’Urbino & De Pas. The exceptional large and diverse creative output during the 1960s and 1970s makes the company stand out in Dutch design history. This chandelier is in very good condition and rarely seen in such a large diameter. It give a fairytale-like lightning effect.