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Strips Table Lamp

Materials: Clear acrylic and white PVC, Bakelite 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.

Manufacturer: Quality System, Dragor, Denmark.

Other versions: 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 ring that’s transparent. 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 when they founded their company Quality System.

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.


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.

Strips Table Lamp - Box

Strips Table Lamp - smoked version

Many thanks to Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the beautiful pictures, text and the enthusiasm.