Ifö Wall Lamp
Materials: Round ribbed green-brown enamelled porcelain wall mount. White opal glass tubular lampshade. Rubber ring. Porcelain E14 socket.
Height: 15 cm / 5.90”
Width: 7 cm / 2.75”
Depth: 11 cm / 4.33”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but for opaque glass, white or frosted bulbs are preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Ifö Sanitär & Ifö Belysning, Bromölla, Sweden. Lystrup, Denmark.
Other versions: This Ifö wall lamp is model 6020 and it exists in several variations.
Often said that these lamps are a Sigvard Bernadotte design, but they are not. He only designed models 6060, 6065 and 6080 for the Ifö company. They are named Bernadotte and are still for sale. The 6035 was designed by Stig Carlsson.
Sigvard Bernadotte, the “design prince of Sweden” was born in 1907 as Prince Sigvard, the duke of Uppland, Sweden. His grandfather, Gustaf V, was the king at that time. He was third in line to the throne at birth.
The prince designed innumerable objects. He designed kitchenware, lighters, furniture, jewellery, glasses and so on. This lamp was designed in the 1960s. Sigvard Bernadotte passed away in 2002.
Ifö was founded by William Abelgaard Nielsen (1838-1917) in 1887 as a lime and kaolinite mining company. In 1936 Ifö was born as a toilet seats firm.
The company always produce high quality bathroom materials. Today Ifö is owned by Geberit (since 2015).
These wall lamps were sold by many companies. Also Massive from Belgium and Hala from The Netherlands sold these and other wall lamps from Ifö.
Links (all external links open in a new window)
“The Would-Be King is Dead. God Save the Man Who Would Have Been King” – biography on Snuggling with the Enemy
William Abelgaard Nielsen biography on landsarkivetkbh.dk
Many thanks to Farshad for the enlighting information.