Andreas Hansen ”Mandalay” Pendant Lamp
Materials: White painted aluminium UFO style lampshade. Chromed metal curved ring on top. Bakelite socket, white painted aluminium canopy. Metal parts and screws (iron).
Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’
Height: 25 cm / 9.84”
Width: ∅ 44,6 cm / 17.55”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Andreas Hansen in 1973.
Manufacturer: Louis Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Other versions: These “bell” pendant lamps were also produced with a brass ring in stead of a chrome one. Made in several colours and produced for some 10 years.
Andreas Hansen (born 1936) was educated at the Kunsthåndværkerskolen, the School of Applied Arts and Furniture and since the he has worked with furniture, lighting and industrial design.
Since 1963 he has is own studio with the design of furniture, lights and appliances, mainly for Danish companies such as Le Klint and Louis Poulsen.
Mandalay (the last royal capital of Myanmar – Burma) is a poem by Rudyard Kipling that was first published in the collection Barrack-Room Ballads, and Other Verses, the first series, published in 1892.
Louis Poulsen & CO A/S is a Danish lighting manufacturer that was founded in 1874 by Ludvig R. Poulsen as a wine importing business. 4 years later the firm closed down. However, in 1892 Ludvig Poulsen opened his second business, this time selling tools and electrical supplies.
Two years later in 1896 his nephew Louis Poulsen started to work for the company. After the dead of Ludvig in 1906, Louis takes over the business.
In 1911 Sophus Kaastrup-Olsen becomes a partner in the firm and the name changes in Louis Poulsen & Co A/S. Six years later Sophus Kaastrup-Olsen becomes the sole owner of the company.
The best known designers that worked for Louis Poulsen are Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Vilhelm Lauritzen, Shoichi Uchiyama and many others.