BENNY FRANDSEN - Founder of Frandsen Group A/S
It all started back in 1968 as a modest business in the basement of Benny Frandsen's house where he began designing lamps.
Young and idealistic, he first made only the quadratic lamps that were his own favorites. He quickly discovered, however, that these weren't selling well, and cast his efforts into round lamps, the Ball series, which still are in production and one of the best selling series from us.
Designing lamps was actually a sideline while serving in the military, but things changed when Benny Frandsen produced the Ball design in 1968.
Benny Frandsen has won several international design awards for his lamp designs through the years.
Since 1968 Benny Frandsen has been designing lamps. Benny Frandsen is the founder of Frandsen Group A/S. In 2018 Benny Frandsen celebrates his 50th anniversary together with Frandsen Group A/S.
Ball - 50th Anniversary
Determination pays. The Ball lamp would never have been created and sold to millions if it weren't for a determined, young electrician named Benny Frandsen who created prototype after prototype in the basement of his home in the Danish town of Skanderborg in th 60s.
The round lamp was introduced in a standard, wall-mounted lamp and a pendant, and especially the wall lamp, featuring a powerful magnet, was hugely popular. As Benny Frandsen raked in the design awards, Ball became an integral part of practically every home in Denmark, and today, most adult Danes have a special relationship with the little, round lamp.
New Generation of Ball
One of the new models in the Ball series is the wall lamp with built-in USB charging port. This model is ideal as a bedside table or near the sofa, where you can always have your little helper close at hand and recharge it at the same time. No more desperation when your tablet dies in the middle of your favourite series or when your alarm doesn't go off in the morning because you mobile ran out of juice in the middle of the night!
"Just because Ball is 50 year old and continues to be a bestseller doesn't mean we've stopped developint it. We aim to meet our costumer's needs at home, and the perfect place to start it by incorporationg mobile device into the design," says Benny Frandsen, founder of Frandsen Group and designer of Ball.