Aldo van den nieuwelaar Circlelamp TC6


This iconic lamp is a design from 1968 by Aldo van den Nieuwelaar. This specific example is an earlier production in a very good condition. The heavy white lacquered metal square does have a opening to hang it to the wall but is also heavy enough to stand on its own. The Circle light or TC6 is one of the most famous designs by Aldo van den Nieuwelaar and is part of the collection of MoMa in New York and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.


| H: 40 cm/15.75” | W: 41 cm/16.14” | D: 5 cm/1.97”
| Period: 1960’s
| Materials: lacquered metal
| Condition: In good vintage condition
| Place of Origin: The Netherlands


Aldo van den Nieuwelaar (1944-2010) was a Dutch designer and interior decorator. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Breda. After his graduation in 1969 he founded his own design studio, stimulated by Benno Premsela.  Inspired by Gerrit Rietveld, De Stijl and Bauhaus, he designed furniture, rugs, lamps, light sculptures  with strict minimalist geometric shapes.

In 1968, Van den Nieuwelaar designed a series of innovative fluorescent lights in curved steel tubes, in white and chrome. An icon is TC6 which was a square shape with a circular fluorescent tube. Another famous design is the so-called ‘Amsterdammer’, a series of  cabinets with shutters which he designend for Pastoe in 1973 and are still in production. Most of his items however were only produced in very limited productions, making these items rare.  His designs have been exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.