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Floor lamp, Halo 250, 1970
Rico BaltensweilerRosmarie Baltensweiler
Floor lamp, Halo 250,
Rico Baltensweiler, Rosmarie Baltensweiler,

Floor lamp, Halo 250,
1970

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  • Halo 250 Rico Baltensweiler Rosmarie Baltensweiler Floor lamp
  • Halo 250 Rico Baltensweiler Rosmarie Baltensweiler Floor lamp
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In the 1970s, the Baltensweilers, a Lucerne-based designer couple, played a pioneering role with their rotatable, height-adjustable Halo 250 floor lamp. They became the first Swiss manufacturers to use a high-voltage linear halogen lamp to illuminate workspaces and provide mood lighting in homes.

The interior designer Rosmarie Baltensweiler (1927–2020) and the electrical engineer Rico Baltensweiler (1920-1987) began developing and producing luminaires in the 1950s, initially only for their own use. The couple started a family and built up a business in Ebikon near Lucerne that combined design, production, and assembly under one roof. Today the third generation of the family runs the firm.
Around 1970, the low-voltage halogen spotlight, originally developed for the automotive industry, conquered the lighting market. However, for ecological reasons, the Baltensweilers opted for a more robust, high-voltage halogen linear lamp for the Halo 250. Consequently, this high-performance floor lamp is much less fragile, uses bulbs with a lifespan of 2,000 hours and offers smooth dimming between 60 and 300 watts. The rotatable, height-adjustable tube reflector ensures the lamp can provide either focused light for work or indirect mood lighting. Boiled down to the essentials, technically sophisticated, yet elegant, the Halo 250 was one of Rosmarie Baltensweiler’s favorite lamps. (Sabina Tenti)

Stehleuchte, Halo 250, 1970
Entwurf: Rico Baltensweiler, Rosmarie Baltensweiler
Herstellung: Baltensweiler AG, Ebikon, CH
Material/Technik: Aluminium, eloxiert; Stahlrohr, verchromt (Ständer)
179 × 42 × 32 cm
Dauerleihgabe: Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Bundesamt für Kultur Bern
Literatureo

Arthur Rüegg (Hg.), Schweizer Möbel und Interieurs im 20. Jahrhundert, Basel / Boston / Berlin 2002, S. 378.

www.bak.admin.ch/bak/de/home/aktuelles/nsb-news.msg-id-75218.html

www.baltensweiler.ch

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Stehleuchte, Halo 250, 1970, Entwurf: Rico Baltensweiler, Rosmarie Baltensweiler, Dauerleihgabe: Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Bundesamt für Kultur Bern
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Tischleuchte, Halo T, 1975, Entwurf: Rico Baltensweiler
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Fotografie der Stehleuchte Type 600, um 1950, Entwurf: Rico Baltensweiler, Rosmarie Baltensweiler
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Stehleuchte, Manhattan, 1984, Entwurf: Rico Baltensweiler, Rosmarie Baltensweiler
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK