Simris

Design Anders Pehrson

After a lighting exhibition in Copenhagen in 1970, ateljé Lyktan and Anders Pehrson were asked to present a proposal for a lighting solution for the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972.

A concept was developed for indoor lighting based on table and floor lamp models no. 591 and no. 781 “Simris”. Anders Pehrson had designed the original models in 1964.

In 1972 ateljé Lyktan supplied 16,300 lamps to the Olympic Village in Munich. It is the biggest order in the company’s history in terms of number of units.

One of many versions of the Simris “frying pans” manufactured during the 1960s and 1970s.

Anders Pehrson with white-varnished table lamps on their way to the Olympic Village.

The Simris table and floor lamps come in two versions, one with a fixed column and the other with an adjustable arm and adjustment lever.

Floor model nr 591, Simris. 1964.

Table model nr 781, Simris. 1964.

Fifty years after the arrival of the luminaire model, Simris is relaunched in the ateljé Lyktan product range, after having been carefully reworked and modernised. The original characteristic details in design and material are the same now as they were then.

Simris Table, 2014.

Light regulation via a sensor integrated in the luminaire housing.

The adjustment lever is significant for Simris, since it can regulate the height and length of the luminaire.

Simris Floor, black.

Simris Floor, white.

Detail. The luminaire housing in lacquered aluminium, circular grid.

Detail. Adjustment lever in the same colour as the luminaire housing.

Detail. Red textile cable, stand in chrome-plated steel.

Detail. Leather-clad floor stand.

Detail. Leather-clad foot plate.

Product information
Simris Table
Simris Floor

Foto
ateljé Lyktan’s archive.
“The frying pans”, Conny Bernhardsson.
Anders Pehrson with white-varnished lamps, Per Erik Gustavsson.
Floor model no. 591, Conny Bernhardsson.
Table model no. 781, Conny Bernhardsson.

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