Hans Jørgen Berthel

Hans Jørgen Berthel

Hans Jørgen Berthel is the founder of ABO Randers and is the designer behind the company’s biggest selling success; the ABO MAG – a magnetic ball wall lamp. The genius of the ABO MAG is the magnet which holds the lamp in place and allows you to easily adjust and point the light where you need it – for excellent reading light – over the bed or your favorite chair. It could also be used as a table lamp, as you will find described elsewhere, but the original idea, is to mount it on the wall using the screw hole in the middle of the magnet.

The ABO MAG is designed around 1963 and is later reproduced by several Danish and Italian producers with subtle changes to the design, among them Frandsen Lighting and E.S.Horn. The ABO MAG was available in a variety of different colors and hung in many homes in Denmark throughout the 70’s and 80s.

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