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Vintage Orange Ball Table Wall Lamp Sconce Frandsen 1970s Retro Light Atomic Era

Vintage Orange Ball Table Wall Lamp Sconce Frandsen 1970s Retro Light Atomic Era

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Retro Orange Ball Bedside Table Wall Lamp Sconce

Vintage Danish-designed lamp in a great colour and unusually good condition.

Magnetic metal ball lamp, designed by Benny Frandsen in 1968.

This style ball lamp was made by several Danish and Swedish lighting companies but this is the first time we've seen one made in Italy!

Made in Italy in the 1970s/80s.

The enamel coated ball is connected by magnetism to its stand, enabling it be moved to direct the light as required.

The stand can be used as a base for a table lamp or attached to the wall as wall light. When removed from its stand the lamp can be hung from the ceiling as a small pendant light.

15cm high and 10cm wide.

Excellent fully working vintage condition with only minor signs of age as shown in the photos.

The last photo shows it with another lamp, available for separate purchase.
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Has been rewired, retaining the original vintage switch.

We can fit a British/Irish, European, Aus/NZ, or an American* plug.

Takes a E14 SES bulb, maximum 40w (not included). Would have traditionally had a 'golfball' shaped bulb. We recommend using LED bulbs as the metal can get very hot with incandescent bulbs.

*If used in the USA/100/110/120v we recommend using an LED bulb, maximum 7w. North American voltage compatible E14 bulbs should be available online. Alternatively, you can purchase a low cost E14>E12 adapter to enable it to take a North American standard E12 lightbulb.
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Frandsen's 1968 design was probably influenced by fellow Dane 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.
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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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