Abo Randers Metal Floor Lamp
Materials: Black painted metal (iron) round base. Black brass rod, folded at the top in 90 degrees. Black painted half round metal lampshade, painted white inside. Bakelite E27 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, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Abo Randers A/S, Aalestrup, Denmark.
Other versions: This Abo Randers metal floor lamp exists in red and white and was probably also made in some other colours. This metal floor lamp is model E808, as labelled. A version with a pull cord switch was also made.
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 floor lamp, as shown in catalogues from that period. IKEA sold it for a long time. It appears in catalogues in chrome, black, white & red until the late 80s. They named it the Brutto floor lamp. In 1998 it re-appeared in their catalogue, only for 1 year.
1970s & 1980s IKEA catalogue pictures
Many thanks to Erin for the pull cord switch photos and all the help.