It all started in 1968, when Benny Frandsen began designing lamps in his basement. That same year, he designed the Ball pendants and magnetic wall lamps, which we still produce to this day as one of our bestselling series. The Ball lamps are found in many Danish homes, and most Danes have a very special relationship with the little, round lamp. The wall lamp with the round magnet, in particular.
Over the years, Benny Frandsen has won several design awards. In 1987 and 1988, he won awards at the English Light Show Exhibition for the 3-line and Black & White series. Benny Frandsen was awarded the Formland Design Award in 2000 for the clever suspension used in the KOBE glass pendant, and again one year later for his halogen series FLYER.
50 years later, Benny Frandsen is still making lamps. He is the founder of Frandsen Group A/S, comprising Frandsen Retail A/S, which designs, manufactures and distributes lamps for Danish and international retail stores and chains; Frandsen Project, which produces and develops custom-made lighting solutions for hotels and restaurants, and Verpan, which owns the rights to manufacture and sell many of the iconic Verner Panton furniture and lamp designs. In 2018, Benny Frandsen, Frandsen Group A/S and the Ball series are proudly celebrating their 50th anniversary.