Lamps in the movies
An orange Fagerhults Cobra desk lamp was used as a prop in the 2008 British fantasy crime drama and police television series Ashes to Ashes. Here in episode 2 of the third series from 2010. Starring: Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes and Dean Andrews..
An orange Fagerhults Cobra desk lamp was used as a prop in the 2019 French romantic comedy film La Belle Époque (The Good Times). Starring Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet and Doria Tillier.
A green Fagerhults Cobra desk lamp was used as a prop in the Italian crime TV mini series Maltese – Il Romanzo del Commissario from 2017. Starring Kim Rossi Stuart and Rike Schmid.
Two white Emmedi Flex lamps were used as a prop in the 2019 French-Belgian police crime TV series Astrid et Raphaëlle (Bright Minds – S1E3). Starring Sara Mortensen, Lola Dewaere and Benoît Michel.
A Fagerhults Cobra floor lamp was used as a prop for a 2021 commercial of the Gazet van Antwerpen, a Flemish newspaper. Here on the banks of the Scheldt in Antwerp with discobaar a moeder (discobar your mother).
Fagerhults Cobra Desk Lamp
Materials: Round orange painted metal (iron) base & tube. Cast iron counterweight inside. Black metal bottom. Black plastic flexible with a metal goose-neck inside. Orange plastic round lampshade. Aluminium reflector with a black painted rim. E27 socket.
Height: 50 – 87 cm / 19.68 – 34.25”
Lampshade: ∅ 20 cm / 7.87”
Base: ∅ 17,5 cm / 6.88”
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: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Fagerhult Design Studio in 1975.
Manufacturer: Fagerhults Belysning AB, Åvägen 1B, 566 92 Habo, Sweden.
Other versions: This Fagerhults Cobra desk lamp exists in several colours. It was also made as a wall lamp, clamp lamp and floor lamp.
The Fagerhults Cobra lamp series received an iF Design Award in 1975.
The Swiss-German company Temde made their version a year before, in 1974. A design by Eva Renée Nele: model 32. It has a similar, but oval lampshade and a thick chrome goose-neck starting from the base. It received an iF Design Award in 1974. You can find it over here.
In Italy similar lamps were sold by Emmedi and named Flex. But they are a bit different. Another switch, different base and so on. For now it is unclear if it are copies or if they were produced under licence. You can see 2 Emmedi Flex lamps in the TV series Astrid et Raphaëlle. Sometimes said that Vico Magistretti designed it, but I could not find any proof for it.
The Fagerhults Belysning (lighting) company was founded by Bertil Svenssons in 1945 after he designed a floor lamp for his mother in 1943.
From a small shed in the backyard the business grew until it was the large company that it is today. In 2018 Fagerhults has about 2600 employees in approximately 20 countries around the world. The factory remained at the same location, but has now been extended about 40 times. Production facilities are also located in Great Britain, Australia and China.
In 2007 Fagerhults was awarded the Red dot design award.
The Fagerhult Group is the owner of the brands: Fagerhult, Ateljé Lyktan, Designplan Lighting, Eagle Lighting, I-Valo Lighting, LTS Licht & Leuchten, Waco, Whitecroft Lighting, Arlight Lighting Innovations, LED Linear and WE-EF. AB Fagerhult‘s share is traded on the Nasdaq Stockholm (Mid Cap).
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite. It is a thermoplastic.
Lamps in the movies
Brown an black Fagerhults Cobra desk lamps were used as a prop in the 1982 French comedy film Le Gendarme Et Les Gendarmettes. Starring Louis de Funès, Michel Galabru, Maurice Risch and Claude Gensac.
A white Fagerhults Cobra desk lamp appears in the 2006 Flemish (Belgium) reality TV series De Pfaffs (2002 – 2011). Starring the famous football goalkeeper Jean-Marie Pfaff and his family.
Links (external links open in a new window)
iF Design Award for the Cobra lamp series
The story behind Fagerhult on the Fagerhults Belysning AB website
Fagerhult – for a light loving world
Wikipedia about the Fagerhult Group
Ashes to Ashes (TV series) – Wikipedia
Ashes to Ashes (TV series) – IMDb
La Belle Époque (2019) film – Wikipedia
La Belle Époque (2019) film – IMDb
Maltese – Il Romanzo del Commissario (2017) TV series – IMDb
Le Gendarme Et Les Gendarmettes (1982) film – Wikipedia
Le Gendarme Et Les Gendarmettes (1982) film – IMDb
Astrid et Raphaëlle (2019) TV series – Wikipedia
Astrid et Raphaëlle (2019) TV series – IMDb
De Pfaffs reality TV series (2002 – 2011) – Wikipedia
Many thanks to Frank from nullviernull raum+kommunikation for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm. You can find his shop over here on Ebay.