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Orsjo

Orsjo was founded back in 1948 by Simon Jonsson, Sture Jonsson and Edvin Thoren deep in the southeast corner of Smaland, Sweden. Initially the company produced red paint for houses and small metal parts for the Swedish Phone Comany. Read More

As a newly formed company Orsjo was approached by Ingvar Kamprad ,the founder of Ikea, to start making lamps for Ikea and an agreement was made that was to last for many years.

In 1952 Orsjo started to produce an assortment of electrical kerosene lamps utilising glass from the renowned glass company Bohlmark Pukeberg then 1962 bought a new owner to the company, Jan Sundberg and with him a new production manager and designer. In 1974 Roland Hjalmarsson the present managing director was employed and with him new manufacturing techniques that are to start the company in the direction that they are now. After the demise of the Ikea contract in 1984 the company carries on with its own designs and for many years the exclusive use of the world famous glass from Orrefors until in 1994 Roland Hjalmarsson the managing director decides to buy the company and forge forward with a modernisation of the companies designs and in 1997 the change of the company’s name to Orsjo Belysning.

After this Orsjo starts to begin its design transformation with the project ‘Norrsken’ in collaboration with the famous designer Jonas Bohlin who’s present works include Cirkus, Star, Kvist and Galax. The goal of developing new products brings in several well known designers such as Mats Teselius, Claesson Kovisto Rune, Formbyra 4 and a class of students from Nybro. From this point on the pendant lamp Kapoor designed by Matti Klenell receives the best design object at the Stockholm fair in 2003 and Orsjo start to reach a global audience with their participation in the 2007 Euroluce. In 2008 the ceiling lamp Ginko by Norway Says is awarded the Wallpaper design award for best light and international recognition for the company grows.

Each year Orsjo continues to bring out award winning and beautiful lights as well as producing classics such as the PJ range by Box Arkitekter whose design dates back to the 1930’s. The most notable recent designs are Baklava by Claesson Kovisto Rune, Lean by Jenny Back which has grown from a floor light to a complete family which includes a table light, wall light and pendant light, Crane by Benjamin Hubert and in 2013 Vinge by Note Design Studio.

Orsjo

Orsjo was founded back in 1948 by Simon Jonsson, Sture Jonsson and Edvin Thoren deep in the southeast corner of Smaland, Sweden. Initially the company produced red paint for houses and small metal parts for the Swedish Phone Comany. Read More

As a newly formed company Orsjo was approached by Ingvar Kamprad ,the founder of Ikea, to start making lamps for Ikea and an agreement was made that was to last for many years.

In 1952 Orsjo started to produce an assortment of electrical kerosene lamps utilising glass from the renowned glass company Bohlmark Pukeberg then 1962 bought a new owner to the company, Jan Sundberg and with him a new production manager and designer. In 1974 Roland Hjalmarsson the present managing director was employed and with him new manufacturing techniques that are to start the company in the direction that they are now. After the demise of the Ikea contract in 1984 the company carries on with its own designs and for many years the exclusive use of the world famous glass from Orrefors until in 1994 Roland Hjalmarsson the managing director decides to buy the company and forge forward with a modernisation of the companies designs and in 1997 the change of the company’s name to Orsjo Belysning.

After this Orsjo starts to begin its design transformation with the project ‘Norrsken’ in collaboration with the famous designer Jonas Bohlin who’s present works include Cirkus, Star, Kvist and Galax. The goal of developing new products brings in several well known designers such as Mats Teselius, Claesson Kovisto Rune, Formbyra 4 and a class of students from Nybro. From this point on the pendant lamp Kapoor designed by Matti Klenell receives the best design object at the Stockholm fair in 2003 and Orsjo start to reach a global audience with their participation in the 2007 Euroluce. In 2008 the ceiling lamp Ginko by Norway Says is awarded the Wallpaper design award for best light and international recognition for the company grows.

Each year Orsjo continues to bring out award winning and beautiful lights as well as producing classics such as the PJ range by Box Arkitekter whose design dates back to the 1930’s. The most notable recent designs are Baklava by Claesson Kovisto Rune, Lean by Jenny Back which has grown from a floor light to a complete family which includes a table light, wall light and pendant light, Crane by Benjamin Hubert and in 2013 Vinge by Note Design Studio.

 
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