Frandsen Ball Red Danish Pendant Lamp 1960s 1970s Retro Ceiling Light Scandinavian
Vintage Red Enamel Ball Pendant Ceiling Lamp
Red enamel Danish pendant lamp from the 1970s/80s.
This is one of the heavy, enamelled, Danish-made vintage original Frandsen ball lamps.
Designed by Benny Frandsen in 1968.
Made in Denmark in the 1970s/80s, probably by ES Horn.
Very good full working vintage condition with only minor signs of age.
Approximately 18cm wide at its widest point and 15cm high.
It has plenty of vintage style white fabric cable.
It takes a E27 lightbulb, maximum 60w (not included).
* If used in the USA/100/110/120v we recommend using energy saving/LED lightbulbs. E26 bulbs should fit although because they are 1mm smaller you may need to completely turn the bulb to ensure it makes contact with the fitting.
Frandsen's 1968 design was probably influenced by Verner Panton's 1959 'Topan' Lamp. The Frandsen Ball was originally produced as a 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.
These days ball lamps are made by the Frandsen company in China, but back then they were made by several Scandinavian lighting companies.
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.
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