Danish Frandsen Ball Table Wall Lamp Enamel Red Magnetic Light 1970s
Frandsen Danish Magnetic Enamel Table Wall Lamp Red Retro.
When I was a child in the 1980s my sister and I had these cute lamps on our bedroom walls, she had yellow and I had red!!
Price is for 1 lamp. We have 2 matching red ball lamps in stock. (They are definitely red rather than the orange they appear in the photos)
In the photos with 4 lamps this lamp is number 2 (centre left) which shows you the true colour.
Vintage magnetic enamel ball lamp, designed by Benny Frandsen in 1968. Made by Hamalix in Denmark, probably in the 1970s. These days ball lamps are made by the Frandsen company in China, but back then they were made by several Scandinavian lighting companies.
15cm high. 10cm wide. The lamp is in full working order. It is in very good vintage condition with only minor signs of age. You can respray it the colour of your choice as was quite normal in Denmark to do although this lamp is in particularly good condition.
The enamel ball is connected by magnetism to its stand, enabling it be moved to direct the light as required. The stand can be used so that it can sit on the stand as a table lamp or attached to the wall as wall light. It has notches in it for the cable to pass through and so it can be affixed to the wall. When removed from its stand the lamp can be hung from the ceiling as a small pendant light.
It has a European plug but we can fit a British plug (free) or an American plug for a small cost*. It takes a E14 SES bulb, maximum 40w. *If used in the USA/100/110/120v we recommend using a low energy/LED bulb, maximum 7w. E14 bulbs should be available online in North America or alternatively you can purchase a low cost E14>E12 adapter to enable it to take E12 bulbs, which are more easily available in North America.
Frandsen's 1968 design was probably influenced by Verner Panton's 1959 'Topan' Lamp. The Frandsen Ball was originally produced as a 18cm wide pendant and magnetic wall lamp in brown and orange, the fashionable colours of the day, The magnetic wall lamp, in particular, became extremely popular in Denmark in the 1970s/80s and most Danish homes would have had at least one.