Lars Bessfelt Ateljé Lyktan Pendant Lamp Torup
Materials: Round conical cream-beige fabric lampshade. Round pinewood rod. Chrome rod. Round gauze on top. Some metal parts. 3 white Bakelite E14 sockets with a pull cord.
Cord: 60 cm / 23.62”
Height: 32 cm / 12.59”
Height Chrome Stem: 26 cm / 10.23”
Width: ∅ 55 cm / 21.65”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Lars Bessfelt in 1979.
Manufacturer: Ateljé Lyktan, Åhus, Sweden.
Other versions: The Lars Bessfelt Ateljé Lyktan pendant lamp was also made as a table lamp and floor lamp. The name is Torup.
Lars Åke Bessfelt was born, December 12, 1945. He designed several lamps for the Ateljé Lyktan company. Among others, the Grevie lamp series (below) in 1979, the Hanö in 1985, the Hockey, Bombus and Cleo in 1986, the Corona and Oval in 1987, and probably several other lamps.
Today Lars Bessfelt is the CEO of his own company Zlamp in his hometown Anderslöv. He still designs lamps, you can find them all on his website.
Ateljé Lyktan is a Swedish lighting company founded in 1934 by Hans Bergström and his girlfriend Verna Norell. They wanted to make lamps and weave rugs.
Hans would look after the lamp making and Verna would be in charge of the weaving workshop. The Swedish words for workshop and lamp combined to form the name: Ateljé Lyktan.
Ateljé Lyktan has been active in Åhus for most of its history, and still has its head office there (2020). The company is now part of the Fagerhulst Group, which acquired Ateljé Lyktan in 1974.
Important designers in the company’s history have been Hans Bergström, Anders Pehrson, Bengt Fitger, Tommy Govén, Kristin Leibel, Kristian Andréason, Mia Cullin, Henrik Schulz, Lars Bessfelt, Hannelore Dreutler, Per Sundstedt, Anna Ehrner, Herta Bengtsson, Richard Carruthers, Göran Pehrson, Hans Philips Zachau, Dag Holmgren, Walter Leeman, Mats Wiman and many more.
Many thanks to Craig from From our house to Bauhaus for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm. You can find his shop on Ebay over here.