Strips Table Lamp
Materials: Clear acrylic slats base. White PVC plastic strips folded to create a globe lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 48 cm / 18.50”
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 in 1965.
Manufacturer: Quality System, Dragor, Denmark.
Other versions: The Strips table lamp also exists in smoked acrylic, as you can see below. Also made as a pendant lamp. Several other lamps in this style were produced.
The Strips table lamp is made of clear acrylic and white PVC. The flexible rings (strips) are opaque, except for the outermost transparent ring. Each ring overlaps the next one, which creates a very special light effect.
Artist Flemming Brylle (born 26 august 1935) and industrial designer Preben Jacobsen designed this table lamp in 1965 when they founded their company Quality System. The company ended business in 1985.
In 2003 Flemming Brylle and Preben Jacobsen re-established the company and produces new retro-style designs.
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. The company CEO today is Christian Brylle, son of Flemming Brylle. Flemming Brylle is still mentoring the younger designers.
Many designers created lamps for the company, among others the famous Morten Gøttler. He designed the Oscar and the Diamond pendant lamp and several other lamps. Often said that he designed the Strips lamp.
In the 2000’s IKEA sold the pendant lamp and table lamp as Lakene lamp. The name Lakene was re-used and today (2019) it is a LED recessed spotlight. The difference between the two is that the IKEA versions have recycling symbols moulded in the plastic.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.
Lamps in the movies!
A Strips table lamp was used as a prop in the 1976 French comedy film Un Éléphant Ça Trompe Énormément (Pardon Mon Affaire). Starring Jean Rochefort, Claude Brasseur and Guy Bedos. Many other lamps appear in this movie.