Vision

Frandsen Retail A/S has been designing, producing and marketing lamps since 1968. This means that we now have extensive knowledge and expertise within all stages of production.

We have a clear vision which forms the basis of our entire product range and all our customer relations:

"Frandsen Retail A/S develops and sells design products within lighting for people who consider taste more important than price". It is important for us to design lamps in beautiful materials, and to make sure that our products are signalling quality and taste.

All our lamps will, each in their own way, contribute to creating the setting for a home.

At Frandsen Retail A/S we are focussing on design and product development.

Details

FRANDSEN RETAIL A/S

Egeskovvej 29

DK8700 Horsens

 

T: +45 7658 1818

F: +45 7561 0005

 

info@frandsengroup.dk

www.frandsenretail.dk

 

CVR: 46481410

WEEE-REG.NR. DE 23648975


Our Story

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Establisment

The company Lyskilde is established in Brædstrup, central Denmark. Their sole production is lampshades.

1961
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Ball Lamp Series

Benny Frandsen establishes Frandsen Belysning in the basement of his private residence.

The only staff beside Benny are two boys who help him after school.  Benny starts out with a study debt of 25,000 kroner.

He begins by designing square lamps as well as the iconic BALL lamp series, initially as a wall lamp model. BALL pendant, table and standard lamps are subsequently launched.

1968
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First Prize

Benny Frandsen wins first prize for best design among hundreds of exhibitors at the LIGHTSHOW exhibition in London.

The award is given for the “Black or White” halogen lamp series.

Lyskilde (in Brædstrup) is acquired by the Friis furniture company.

1987
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First Prize Again

Benny Frandsen wins first prize for the second consecutive year for best design at the LIGHTSHOW exhibition in London.

The award is given for the 3-Line series.

1988
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Frandsen/Lyskilde

Frandsen Belysning is sold to the Friis furniture company. Frandsen Belysning merges with Lyskilde under the name Frandsen/Lyskilde A/S.

The Frandsen Project department is created. The purpose is to cater to hotels, restaurants, retail etc. The first giant lampshade with a diameter of 2 metres is produced.

An extensive range of ceramic lamps in fashionable colours is launched.

This year, 600,000 lampshades are produced for IKEA.

1993
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B. Frandsen buys Frandsen Lyskilde

Benny Frandsen buys back Frandsen/Lyskilde A/S.

The company is particularly strong in the areas of home lighting, lampshades and technical lighting.

1996
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Formland Design Prize

Benny Frandsen wins the Formland Design Prize for the Flyer series (halogen lighting).

1998
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Formland Design Prize Again

The Formland Prize is awarded to Frandsen/Lyskilde for the intelligent mounting system developed specifically for glass lamps.

Launch of a new shop-in-shop concept in Idé Møbler furniture stores.

2000
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Collaboration with Verpan

Frandsen/Lyskilde changes their name to Frandsen Lighting A/S.

Frandsen Lighting A/S establishes a collaboration with Verpan on the production of the VP Globe and Fun series designed by Verner Panton.

DNC Holding (Director of Sales Dorte Nørgaard) and Buhr Invest (Johannes Poulsen) step in as shareholders and join Frandsen/Lyskilde.

2003
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Verpan

Frandsen Lighting A/S acquires Verpan.

2004
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Frandsen Group

The Group now comprises Frandsen Lighting A/S, Frandsen Project and Verpan. The name is now FRANDSEN GROUP.

2005
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New Headquaters

FRANDSEN GROUP moves to new headquarters – 6,000 square metres in Horsens, central Denmark – built for the sum of 43 million kroner.

Private label production sees significant growth in Danish and international furniture chains, especially BoConcept, Bolia, Idé Møbler and ILVA.

2009
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Verpan Expands

VERPAN expands its product range to include furniture and rugs designed by Verner Panton.

2010
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Additional 1,600 Sqm.

FRANDSEN GROUP expands its warehouse with an additional 1,600 square metres, making the total 7,600 square metres

2014