ateljé Lyktan was founded by Hans Bergström in Helsingborg in 1934
In the early days the focus was on luminaires for public environments, an emphasis which has been maintained since then. In 1936 ateljé Lyktan moved to Åhus on Sweden's south-east coast, where the head office is still situated. We have occupied the present premises since 1977. During the whole of our history, good design has had a decisive role. As far back as the opening of Bonniers department store in New York in 1949, ateljé Lyktan was achieving international fame for its original and graceful luminaires. This success continued during the 50s, when, for example the lamp model Struten or “Cone” was awarded a gold medal at the Milan Triennale. Even today some of Hans Bergström’s luminaires are still in the ateljé Lyktan range.
Hans Bergström’s motto was: ”Light must be white and shine freely”
His successor Anders Pehrson used to say: ”Good lighting is not always lots of light, but always several light sources”
Anders Pehrson took over the company in 1964. He would come to put his personal stamp on development in the company until the end of the 1970s. He was a formidable PR man who made both the company and Åhus well known. During his time ateljé Lyktan adopted a more industrial and large-scale character. His philosophy of furnishing a room with many different lighting points resulted in a wide range in which groups of product families were very important. He would speak about the four important Fs (in Swedish), namely Form, Function, Colour and Family. Bumling and Supertube were two of his many classic products.
The real international breakthrough came in 1972, when 16,000 luminaires were delivered to the Olympic village for the Munich Olympics. In 1974 ateljé Lyktan was bought up by the Fagerhult Group. Since then development has been characterised by modernisation of production technology and a widening of the range. Thanks to new designers and new lighting technicians we are always in a position to fulfil the ever stricter lighting and energy requirements, but within the framework of ateljé Lyktan’s renowned style.