About HPV Lumière Classique

History of Kroonluchter.nl

Antique chandelier

WHAT CAN HPV LUMIÈRE CLASSIQUE DO FOR YOU?

We specialize in European style lighting.
But what exactly do we do? Where can you get to
HPV Lumière Classique for you?

HISTORY OF HPV LUMIÈRE CLASSIQUE

HPV Lumière Classique is not an ordinary company and it shows in the history. The origin is on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. Johannes “Harrie” Vrisekoop had a business there in 1937 in painting supplies, called Artipictura. Among other things, the artist Karel Appel was his customer. After the war Johannes and his brother Pieter continued in the Herenstraat. The name HPV Lumière Classique originated there: Harrie-Pieter-Vrisekoop. Their father also worked in the business. It was here that the sale of lamps began. There was a lack of raw materials and that is why he had artists paint caps with a delft blue motif. He put these caps on old wine vases. That was a great success, the lamps were sold throughout the Netherlands.

During the Korean War, the price of copper and bronze exploded. People handed in masses of bronze statues and older chandeliers to the metal traders in the Jordaan. Also at HPV Lumière Classique, with the question: “can you do something with this?” From then on we started to restore. Our specialization was born from this coincidental circumstance: restoring chandeliers. Over the past 80 years we have gained great expertise in this area and we have built up an impressive stock of original parts in bronze and crystal. Having style lighting made to measure was therefore a logical extension of our service package.

THE TEAM OF HPV LUMIÈRE CLASSIQUE

MARNIX
MARNIX- director
The current director of HPV is Marnix (1973). He has been working at this family business since 1995, as a Saturday assistant in the crystal workshop. In 2006 he became director. After his MMO-BD training at the Economic College in Zaandam, he started working full-time at HPV.

Ton
Ton
The person in the company with the most experience is Ton (1949). He has been with HPV since 1972 with his father and uncle. Two years later he became a director until 2006. Ton still enjoys his work a lot and it shows.
Patrick
Patrick
Patrick (1978) joined the team in the summer of 2020 as a mechanic. After selling a hardware store for 16 years, it was time for a new challenge. At HPV Lumière Classique he takes care of the installation of chandeliers and style lighting on location or in the workshop.
Ria
Ria
Ria (1955) manages our crystal workshop. With her iron patience, she restores the crystal for the old and antique chandeliers.
Ninarosa
Ninarosa
In September 2016 Ninarosa (1995) joined the team as a copywriter, designer and marketer. She is responsible for content creation such as web texts and blogs, but also the texts for the newsletter and layout of the web pages.
Sander
Sander
As an online marketer, Sander (1992) ensures that the website is visible in Google and that HPV Lumière Classique is well presented in advertisements. He is an expert in the field of SEO and SEA and thus ensures online findability and visibility.