Ateljé Lyktan Pyrola Pendant Lamp
Materials: Round white acrylic lampshade made of twelve folded white plastic squares that form cylinders. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord Length: 95 cm / 37.40”
Height: 24 cm / 9.44”
Width: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”
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: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Hannelore Dreutler.
Manufacturer: Ateljé Lyktan, Åhus, Sweden.
Other versions: The Ateljé Lyktan Pyrola pendant lamp exists in several versions and colours. At least also a smaller one exists. You can find this lamp in the Ateljé Lyktan 1934 – 2000 lighting catalogue, over here.
Hanne or Hannelore Margarete Dreutler was born July 30, 1942 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
Hannelore Dreutler studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule (Applied arts school) in Basel, Switzerland from 1959 to 1960. After her studies in Switzerland she moved to Sweden.
Until 1966 she trained as an industrial designer and silversmith at Konstfack (the College of Arts) in Stockholm.
She started as a glass artist at the glassworks in Flygsfors, Målerås and Kosta. In the 60s and 70s she ran her own silversmiths. Hannelore Dreutler founded her Studio Glashyttan in Åhus in 1977. In 1999, she received the Kristianstad Municipality’s Culture Prize.
Hannelore Dreutler passed away March 15, 2009 in Åhus.
The Studio Glashyttan still exists. It is now run by her apprentice Lennart Nissmark.
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.