Crocusine Pendant Lamp
Materials: White PVC plastic flower, flame shaped slats lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord Length: 65 cm / 25.59”
Height: 35 cm / 13.77”
Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, max 100 watt, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designers: Flemming Brylle & Preben Jacobsen.
Manufacturer: Quality System, Dragor, Denmark.
Crocusine pendant lamp designed by Flemming Brylle & Preben Jacobsen, inspired by the crocus flower. These lights were sold as self-assembly kits. And they did not include a light socket, cord, or bulb. Simple instructions on how to assemble this light, were printed on the backside of the box they came in.
Artist Flemming Brylle (born 26 august 1935) and industrial designer Preben Jacobsen designed this table lamp in 1965 when they founded their company Quality System. The company ended business in 1985.
In 2003 Flemming Brylle and Preben Jacobsen re-established the company and produced new retro-style designs.
Until a few years back they were in the design board of Quality System, mentoring the young team, and ensuring the steady flow of new designs. The company CEO today is Christian Brylle, son of Flemming Brylle. Flemming Brylle is still mentoring the younger designers.
Many designers created lamps for the company, among others the famous Morten Gøttler. He designed the Oscar and the Diamond pendant lamp and several other lamps.
PVC: Polyvinyl chloride is a synthetic plastic polymer.
IKEA sold it as a floor and table lamp and named it the Knappa Tulpan series. They only appear in the 2008 catalogue.
Crocusine pendant lamp – 1970s Catalogue
Links (external links open in a new window)
Flemming Brylle CV on his website
Many thanks to Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the beautiful pictures, text and the enthusiasm.