50th Anniversary


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.

Read more in our anniversary book here.



Determination pays off. 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 the 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.



One of the new models in the Ball series is the wall lamp with a 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. It is the perfect Ball model for a modern life.

"Just because Ball is 50 years old and continues to be a bestseller doesn't mean we've stopped developing it. We aim to meet our costumer's needs at home, and the perfect place to start is by incorporating functions for mobile devices into the design”, says Benny Frandsen, founder of Frandsen Group and designer of Ball.