Benno Premsela, 1982

In 1982, Benno Premsela designed a collection that today remains one of the most well-known design classics in Dutch lighting. A perfect graphic composition of a few fine lines and a cube of soft linen. Its timeless character makes it a valuable addition to every interior. The design consists of many aspects; minimalism, architecture, balance and functionality.

Premsela was inspired by the Japanese Tatami mat, where spaces are separated into 300cm by 300cm sections by rice paper screens, which allow a diffuse light to shine through. The Lotek consists of a module of 30cm by 30cm with a height of 30, 60, 90 or 120cm. All heights come supplied with the metal legs which are simple to adjust. In addition, its light weight makes the floor lamp easy to move. Lotek XS and Lotek XL are a further evolution of the original, with all parts exactly 33.3% smaller or 33.3% larger.

The metal parts are produced by Blok’s Draadvorm in The Hague and the non-woven fleece fabrics are made by De Ridder in Uitgeest, which specialises in fire-resistant quality fabrics. Assembly takes place in the workshop of a social enterprise in The Hague.


Includes frames for different heights.

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Light source:
Excl. light source: lamp holder E27 max. 75W (Lotek XS max. 40W)
Product use:
IP value:
Steel and cotton


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