Floor lamp with fabric shade in 1950s pattern, IKEA KLOCKETT.
Floor lamp
IKEA of Sweden
EUR 2.50

The modern KLOCKETT floor lamp stood steady thanks to its steel tube and heavy metal foot painted with black frost lacquer. It was a clear example of how IKEA had expanded its range from what in 1950 was called “stylish lighting”, such as traditional crystal chandeliers.

Unlike the modern way, with in-house IKEA designers, KLOCKETT and other lamps in the 1958 catalogue were by designers who worked for lighting factories. KLOCKETT was probably designed by Eric Wernå and made at his factory, Ewå Armaturer, in Värnamo. However, the catalogue stated: “Many of the modern designs of lighting are original models only available from IKEA”.

During the 1950s, it became increasingly important for IKEA to be able to offer lighting for the home. The 1951 IKEA catalogue had five pages of lighting, while in 1958 when KLOCKETT was launched, there were seven pages.