Strips Pendant Lamp
Materials: Clear acrylic and white PVC, Bakelite socket.
Cord Length: 65 cm / 25.59”
Height: 35 cm / 13.77”
Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a white/opaque or frosted bulb is preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designers: Flemming Brylle & Preben Jacobsen.
Manufacturer: Quality System, Dragor, Denmark.
Other versions: Also made as a table lamp.
The Strips lamp is made of clear acrylic and white PVC. The flexible rings (strips) are slightly transparent, except for the outermost ring that’s opaque. Each ring overlaps the next one, which creates a very special effect.
Artist Flemming Brylle (born 26 august 1935) and industrial designer Preben Jacobsen designed this light in 1965. Until a few years back they were in the design board of Quality System, mentoring the young team, and ensuring the steady flow of new designs.
In the 2000s IKEA sold the pendant lamp and table lamp as Lakene lamp. The name Lakene was re-used and today (2018) it is a LED recessed spotlight.
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Text on the box for the assembly of the lamp
Place lamp fitting, cable and bulb on the roundel with the hole in the middle (Fig. 1).
Assemble the five plastic parts by means of the two roundels (the one carrying the lamp fitting at the bottom). Fig 2.
Press the units in place until they lock. Now mount the slats in position starting at the bottom with the smallest one.
Bend the slat with two fingers according tot the shape of the notch. Fit it in place and let go (Fig 3). Check that all the slats are in position in their notches. Your STRIPS lamp is complete (Fig. 4).
Many thanks to Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the beautiful pictures, text and the enthusiasm.