Jewelry designer Franck Ligtelijn (1933-1996) became part of the design team at renowned Dutch lighting manufacturer Raak in the early 1960s
It is for this role that he is best known among the design community, being the creator of the minimalist Globe 2000 that has become Raak’s most celebrated floor lamp and an dutch icon design. The simplicit and high quality materials including a glass globe, produced by German glassworks Peill & Putzler. Ligtelijn soon designed a series of Globe lamps, including pendants and desk lamps to complement the floor lamp. Though it is highly probable that Ligtelijn designed other lamps for Raak, due to the huge commercial and critical success of the Globe Series, his other designs often take a backseat. there is relatively little known about Ligtelijn himself. Nevertheless, the Globe Series is not only an exemplar of Space Age design, but also remains as in demand among vintage fanatics today as it was in the Netherlands in the 1960s.