Today’s Dutch design
Hollands Licht presents the design talent of which the Netherlands is rich. The collection consists not only of classics from well-known designers, whose names have been familiar to the public for some time. We also allow ourselves to be inspired by upcoming talent who have their own view on lighting, material and utility. Not only is the lamp as an object key, but also the functionality of the lamp in a space or interior. The development process involves a search for the right coherence between light effect and functional use. Together with the designers, we strive to develop timeless and user-friendly products which subtly grasp the attention. We do this by combining creativity, craftsmanship and the latest expertise in the field of lighting, but also by staying open to new ideas.
Produced with care
For both the material production and LED development, expertise is sought as close to home as possible. This enables us to discover not only new design talent, but also the multifaceted craftsmanship within the Dutch manufacturing industry. There is close collaboration with local tradespeople and specialists in the field of LED innovation, which limits CO2 emissions as much as possible and keeps the production process straightforward.
A Dutch painter once said, “I don’t paint cows, I paint light”. The play of light and dark, of sky and landscape, has been a source of inspiration for artists and designers for centuries. The use of light and the effect this has plays an important role in the Hollands Licht collection. The subdued colour palette is a nod to Dutch art of the Golden Age.
How it started
Hollands Licht is an initiative of Eikelenboom, an international designer lighting importer and agent. Since 1968, the company has offered lighting solutions for both private and project-based interiors. In 1982, Eikelenboom began producing the Lotek, an iconic floor lamp which today is one of the most famous design classics in Dutch lighting. The Lotek was designed by the versatile designer and interior architect Benno Premsela (1920-1997). The timeless character and practical application of this design formed part of the inspiration for the creation of Hollands Licht in 2005. Every day in Amsterdam, we work hard to expand and improve the collection. This is achieved by using our in-house lighting expertise and conducting a continuous search for innovative talent.