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IKEA Cirkel Table Lamp

Materials: Round black metal (iron) base. Chrome rod. Black metal tube with a built-in switch. 2 glass discs lampshade. Black painted metal gauze diffuser below. Plastic E27 socket.

Height: 43 cm / 16.92”

Width: ∅ 32 cm / 12.59”

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. For glass lampshades frosted or white light bulbs gives the best result.

Period: 1990s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: IKEA, Delft, The Netherlands.

Other versions: The IKEA Cirkel table lamp exists as a table, floor and pendant lamp. It appears in IKEA catalogues from 1990 until 1994. It is model B8803.

The design of this lamp is inspired by a desk lamp designed by Robert Sonneman in the 1980s and produced by the George Kovacs company. You can find it over here.


IKEA, formerly known by its full initials, Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, is a multinational group, headquartered in Delft, The Netherlands. The company was 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 Switzerland, 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).

IKEA Cirkel Table Lamp – 1993 IKEA catalogue picture

Many thanks to Frank from nullviernull raum+kommunikation for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm. You can find his shop over here on Ebay.