Danish Frandsen Ball Table Wall Lamps Brown Enamel Vintage Retro Light Atomic
Retro Danish Brown Enamel Table Wall Lamps - price is for 2 lamps.
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!!
Vintage magnetic enamel ball lamp, designed by Benny Frandsen in 1968. Made by ES Horn in Denmark, 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 lamps are both in full working order. They are in good vintage condition with some signs of age. You can respray them the colour of your choice as was quite normal in Denmark to do although these lamps are in quite 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.
They have Danish/European plugs but we can fit British/Irish, Aus/NZ, or American* plugs.
They take E14 SES bulbs, maximum 40w. *If used in the USA/100/110/120v we recommend using low energy/LED bulbs, 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.
Note that we have attempted to show and state the condition as accurately as possible but this is a pre-loved, vintage item and some minor signs of age and/or use are to be expected. There may also be slight variations in the colours shown due to lighting, the camera lens and the device the image is viewed through.