Ateljé Lyktan Bumling Floor Lamp
Materials: Round chrome base. Cast iron counterweight inside. Long thick chromed metal (iron) rod. Red painted round metal (aluminium) lampshade. White round plastic grid. Round acrylic disc lid on top. 3 ornamental chrome screws. Some metal parts. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 138.5 cm / 54.52”
Width: ∅ 40 cm / 3.14”
Base: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”
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: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Anders Pehrson in 1968.
Manufacturer: Ateljé Lyktan, Åhus, Sweden.
Other versions: The Ateljé Lyktan Bumling floor lamp exists in many colours and several varieties and sizes. Also pendant lamps, wall lamps and desk lamps were made. Also a lamp-table exists, it is named Bumlingbord. The outdoor wall lamp is named Bumling Utomhus (outdoors). They were a big succes. You can find many of Anders Pehrson‘s designs in the Atelje Lyktan 1934 – 2000 lighting catalogue, over here.
The Bumling is still in production, you can find them on the website of the company.
Anders Pehrson, born September 19, 1912 in Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden, was an industrial designer. After studying engineering, Anders Pehrson worked from 1952 to 1963 as a design manager and designer at Philips AB in Stockholm.
He was director of Ateljé Lyktan from 1963 to 1978. For Atelje Lyktan he designed the Circling, Forsythia, Golvlampa, King, Knubbling, Oak, Ofir Octav, Rampling, Simris or Olympia, Skrivbordslampa, Supertube, Tube, Vaggtub and his most famous design this Bumling lamp series. Many other lamps were designed, you can find the all in the catalogue. Also lamps with only numbers exists.
Several of Anders Pehrson’s works are exhibited in the Swedish National Museum. For the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, 16300 Simris lamps were made for the interior lighting of the Olympic Village. The original design of the Simris lamp was made in 1964.
Anders Pehrson passed away July 14, 1982. He was only 69.
Ateljé Lyktan is a Swedish lighting company founded in 1934 by Hans Bergström and his girlfriend Verna Norell. They wanted to make lamps and weave rugs.
Hans would look after the lamp making and Verna would be in charge of the weaving workshop. The Swedish words for workshop and lamp combined to form the name: Ateljé Lyktan.
Ateljé Lyktan has been active in Åhus for most of its history, and still has its head office there (2020). The company is now part of the Fagerhulst Group, which acquired Ateljé Lyktan in 1974.
Important designers in the company’s history have been Hans Bergström, Anders Pehrson, Bengt Fitger, Tommy Govén, Kristin Leibel, Kristian Andréason, Mia Cullin, Henrik Schulz, Lars Bessfelt, Hannelore Dreutler, Per Sundstedt, Anna Ehrner, Herta Bengtsson, Richard Carruthers, Göran Pehrson, Hans Philips Zachau, Dag Holmgren, Walter Leeman, Mats Wiman and many more.