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Abo Randers Picture Light

Materials: Brass, Bakelite socket.

Height: 20 cm / 7.87”

Width: 18 cm / 7.08”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used, a long small bulb is required. A E14/SES picture light bulb with a long filament is ideal. 

Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Abo Randers A/S, Aalestrup, Denmark.

Lamps like these were made for highlighting paintings or art.

Abo Randers A/S

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 below), designed by Benny Frandsen. During the 70s the company expanded their production line with a many other lights, like this one. Somewhere in the middle of the 1980s, ABO Randers was bought by Lyskær Belysning.

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.

For several lamps Abo Randers used parts of OMI, Otto Meinzer GmbH, a German joint producer. More info over here.

Abo Randers Ball Magnet Table or Wall Lamp globe metal magnetic white round 1970s