IKEA 1980s White Metal Pendant Lamp
Materials: White painted iron. Some galvanised metal parts. White plastic socket.
Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’
Width: ∅ 39,5 cm / 3.93”
Height: 17 cm / 14.17”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Bent Gantzel-Boysen – attributed.
Manufacturer: IKEA, Delft, The Netherlands.
Other versions: Probably made in several colours.
Bent Gantzel-Boysen was in the 70s head of Louis Poulsen’s design team, who stood behind lamps like the 1972 IT series and the PH 80 table and floor lamps, drawn in 1974, to celebrate Poul Henningsen’s (1894 – 1968) 80th birthday.
Later in the 1970s Bent Gantzel-Boysen went on to draw lamps for IKEA. One of the more spectacular from 1983 was the Duett pendant lamp with six colored metal screens. It was not designed and made in the 70s as everybody writes. This pendant lamp in the Poul Henningsen style is from the same period. It has the same 1980s electric parts as the Duett pendant lamp.
IKEA, formerly known by its full initials, Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, is a multinational group, headquartered in Delft, The Netherlands. The company wast founded in Älmhult, Sweden in 1943 by then-17-year-old Ingvar Kamprad (30 March 1926 – 27 January 2018)
The first real shop in Sweden opened in 1958. In 1963 and 1969 the first shops opened in Norway and Denmark. In 1973 Switserland, Germany and Japan. Other countries followed rapidly. In the Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg) the first shops started business in 1978 (Sliedrecht, The Netherlands) and in 1984 in Zaventem and Ternat (Belgium).