Red Ny-Mag ball lamp pair by Abo Randers of Denmark, 1960s
Offered as a matching pair (but with non-matching on/off switches), these top-quality vintage pop art ball lamps are entitled Ny-Mag and were made in the late 1960's and early 70's by the Abo lighting company of Randers, Denmark. The glossy red lacquered steel ball-shaped heads are held in place by a magnet concealed in the black neck, and can be swivelled around to point in any direction. They can be used either as table lamps or as spotlights, and the bases can easily be screwed to a wall or shelf via a central screw channel specifically intended for that purpose. The magnet is strong enough to hold the lamp head in place even upside down. The lamps stand approximately 15.5 cm tall and come with their original European-style two-pin plugs. They take a small Edison screw golfball bulb max 40w (not supplied) and are in excellent condition with small signs of previous use.