Abo Randers Black Metal Floor Lamp
Materials: Black painted metal round base. Black brass rod, folded at the top in 90 degrees. Black painted half round lampshade. Bakelite socket.
Height: 111 cm / 43.70”
Width: 45 cm / 17.71”
Base: ∅ 28 cm /11.02”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Abo Randers A/S, Aalestrup, Denmark.
Other versions: Also made in red and white and probably some other colours. This floor lamp is model E808.
Abo Randers A/S was a lighting company from Aalestrup, near Randers, in Denmark. Founded in the late 1960s and mainly based on one product idea, the Ball magnet wall or table lamp (picture on this page), designed by Benny Frandsen. During the 70s the company expanded their production line with a many other lamps such as this one. Somewhere in the middle of the 1980s, ABO Randers was bought by Lyskær Belysning. For some lamps Abo Randers used joints produced by OMI, a German company.
Lyskær Belysning was incorporated into Horn Belysning A/S of Aalstrup in 1991, which was itself taken over in 2005 by Nordlux of Ålborg and at a large extent dismantled.
Also IKEA sold this lamp, as shown in a catalogue from that period.