‘Bumling’ means boulder in Swedish, and is used colloquially to describe things colossal or otherwise unwieldy. It is what a friend of the designer Anders Pehrson allegedly called Pehrson’s new pendular lamp when it was first exhibited at the 1968 lighting fair in Gothenburg. The lamp in question was bulbous, bright green and over half a metre wide. This was the birth of Bumling, a Swedish design classic. Nowadays the 400 and 600 mm models are produced with a lampshade in brushed aluminium, or with a red or white varnish. Additionally, ateljé Lyktan produces one model in ”the colour of the year”, which changes annually. Other colours can be specially ordered. Despite earning its iconic status in the 1970s, Bumling still looks modern in today’s homes, and represents great Swedish quality and design now as then.
Recommended Light source:
Low Energy FBT 7W/11W E27
Designer: Anders Pehrson
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