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IKEA Duett Pendant Lamp

Materials: Green painted round metal (aluminium) stacking discs lampshade. Painted white on the inside. Plastic canopy. Bakelite E14 lamp socket.

Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’

Height: 20 cm / 7.87”

Width: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14,  1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred. 

Period: 1980s.

Designer: Bent Gantzel-Boysen in 1983.

Manufacturer: IKEA, Delft, The Netherlands.

Other versions: The IKEA Duett pendant lamp exists in white, blue, red and green. It appears in catalogues from 1983 until 1985.

Bent Gantzel-Boysen

Bent Gantzel-Boysen was head of Louis Poulsen’s design team in the 1970s, 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. He also designed the LamPetit table lamp in 1966. The design of the LamPetit lamp is often wrongly attributed to Verner Panton. You can find it over here.

Later in the 70s Bent Gantzel-Boysen went on to draw lamps for IKEA. One of the more spectacular lamps from 1983 was this Duett pendant lamp with six coloured metal screens.


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 Duett pendant lamp – 1984 IKEA catalogue picture

IKEA Duett pendant lamp 1984 catalogue picture design: Bent Gantzel Boysen